Govan - Gdansk; Heritage, Regeneration, Alternative Futures

Katarzyna Kosmala (Editor), Graham Jeffery (Contributor), Roman Sebastyanski (Contributor), Elizabeth Gardiner (Contributor), Katarzyna Kosmala (Contributor)

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The interdisciplinary research and knowledge exchange initiative led by the University of the West of Scotland continues to explore artist-led regeneration of transitional urban waterfront spaces in Northern Europe. The
main case studies feature former shipyard communities in Govan (Scotland) and Gdansk (Poland), which are still in the process of moving from an industrial to a non-industrial domain.

Between 2012-2017, the initiative has put in place and developed an international network of stakeholders, members and collaborators which has enabled it to deliver exhibitions, artists interventions, conferences and
symposia on a local, national and international level. This work is underpinned by academic research programmes in Scotland and Poland with the participation of artists, architects and community groups. All the events, widely promoted across the communities concerned, have helped build partnerships between those involved: UWS and Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk; cultural institutions and museums (Riverside Museum, European Solidarity Centre, Wyspa Art Institute, Street Level Photoworks); politicians, SURF network; academics;
urban planners; social enterprises and cultural organisations (Arteria Association, Fablevision, GovanFair Association).
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationGlasgow
PublisherUniversity of the West of Scotland
Number of pages40
ISBN (Electronic)9781999725310
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jun 2017


  • Regeneration
  • heritage
  • arts
  • public
  • community

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  • Activities

    Riverside Solidarity: Industrial Heritage and its Futures

    Graham Jeffery (Chair), Katarzyna Kosmala (Keynote/plenary speaker), Elizabeth Gardiner (Organiser), Jackie Sands (Speaker), Iain McGillivray (Speaker), Tara Beall (Speaker), Maurice Hickey (Speaker), John Morgan (Speaker), John Mullen (Speaker), Arthur Nicholls (Speaker) & Marie Lafferty (Participant)

    30 May 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference


    13th International Conference on the Arts in Society 2018

    Katarzyna Kosmala (Speaker), Elizabeth Gardiner (Speaker) & Tomas Dahlberg (Speaker)

    28 Jun 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    Cultural Heritage of the Former Gdansk Shipyard. Pulbic seminar and debate

    Katarzyna Kosmala (Invited speaker), Roman Sebastyanski (Invited speaker), Marcin Gawlicki (Invited speaker), Jacek Dominiczak (Invited speaker), Robert Domzal (Invited speaker), Tomasz Blyskosz (Invited speaker), Afelt Waldemar (Invited speaker), Iwona Zajac (Invited speaker), Wojciech Kwidzinski (Invited speaker), Michal Szlaga (Invited speaker), Dominik Krzeminiski (Invited speaker), Grzegorz Klaman (Invited speaker), Anna Miler (Invited speaker), Janusz Chilicki (Invited speaker) & Karol Spieglanin (Invited speaker)

    14 Apr 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course


    Press / Media

    UWS curates and hosts the exhibition Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

    Elizabeth Gardiner, Krisztina Lakoi & Katarzyna Kosmala


    5 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    Research Output

    Riverside Solidarity Exhibition

    Kosmala, K., Lakoi, K., Gardiner, E., Sebastyanski, R., Parry, B., Ivett, L., Beall, T., Mullen, J., MacAvoy, A., Miler, A., Chomicz, K., Drozdek, M., Mackinnon, N., Martin, A. & Kesiak, K., 9 Dec 2017

    Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

    Open Access
  • Save the Cranes! Cultural Heritage in the Gdansk Shipyard Regeneration

    Kosmala, K. & Sebastyanski, R., 2014, Tradition and heritage in the contemporary image of the city: Vol.3, Practise and process. Cracow University of Technology Publishing House, p. 167-175

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Open Access

    The roles of artists’ collective in the Gdansk Shipyard's heritage protection

    Kosmala, K. & Sebastyanski, R., 2013, In : Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development. 3, 2, p. 116-129 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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