VELOCITY presents a series of regular talks and conversations to address issues arising from the VELOCITY programme. The events also offer networking opportunities for VELOCITY stakeholders: professionals working in city planning and urban regeneration, creative practitioners, artists, architects, designers, producers and arts professionals. The talks programme is supported by Creative Scotland and The Lighthouse. I am delighted to invite you to the first VELOCITY Talk of 2014:
artist and doctoral researcher: Tara S Beall,
revealing hidden histories - connecting the Riverside Museum to Govan's Riverside
A creative research project which seeks to celebrate and highlight hidden histories in Govan and specific mobile communities, linking them to the new Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel through a series of alternative heritage trails.
This project is designed to increase the connectivity of the Riverside Museum with its location, focusing on local communities and histories in Govan, and specific mobile communities. It aims to develop new strategies for visitor engagement using creative events and performance practices. The project will encourage and enable local communities to work collaboratively with museum staff to gather research and develop activities. In order to engage with local folk, it is suggested museums must leave their buildings or territories and form lasting, reciprocal relationships with both local organisations and individuals. The hidden histories project has four strands or pathways, that together form the core of a three year practice-based doctoral research initiative, proposed by Tara S Beall, working in collaboration with The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel. Specifically, the project aims to create connections (pathways) between the Riverside Museum and local publics in the form of both new engagement strategies (i.e. howcan we work together) and as actual activities – in the form of guided tours, walking trails, and/or events – which physically connect the Riverside Museum to nearby communities, as part of projects that are designed in collaboration with those communities.
A collaborative research project supported by the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the University of Glasgow, School of Culture and Creative Art.
Held at The Lighthouse: 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow, Scotland G1 3NU
17.30 - doors open | presentation plus questions/discussion | drinks/networking | end - 19.30
Free but BOOKING essential at: vtalk230114.eventbrite.co.uk