The ‘Other’ UWS! SCIS student Kirsten MacLeod delivers paper at University of Western Sydney


SCIS PhD research student Kirsten MacLeod presented at the Knowledge/Culture/Social Change, International conference, hosted by The Centre for Cultural Research, University of Western Sydney, November 2011.  Kirsten’s paper was entitled “I Film therefore I am: Process, Practice & Participation in community based media”  and was delivered as part of the Knowledge and Globalisation stream.  The conference brought together theorists from the social sciences and humanities and the stream included a focus on “the resurgent interest in indigenous and community knowledges; and the competing perspectives of multiple modernities”. It included explorations of the following question: “ How can the relations between these multiple knowledge practices best be engaged with?” This maps directly onto Kirsten’s research, which is engaged with relating participation in the processes of community and indigenous media production in Scotland to the situated-ness of local knowledge and identity. Kirsten’s  presentation offered examples drawn from her creative practice fieldwork in Govan,  her work on The Isle of Bute, and in Gaelic broadcasting working with many island and remote rural communities. Kirsten’s  supervisory team includes Dr Kathryn A Burnett(Director of Studies) and Mr Tony Grace, both of the School of Creative and Cultural Industries, UWS.

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