Professor Katarzyna Kosmala
Professor Katarzyna Kosmala, PhD - Chair in Culture, Media and Visual Arts at the School of Business and Creative Industries, the University of the West of Scotland, a curator, and art writer. Previously, Prof Kosmala was a Visiting Research Fellow at GEXcel, Institute of Thematic Gender Studies, Linköping University & Örebro University, Sweden and Visiting Professor at the Getulio Vargas Foundation in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She researches heritage and identity, cultural labour and discourses of creativity and community in the context of a globalising network society, heritage and participation, art production and enterprise, arts-run projects, as well as gender and politics of representation. Since 2012, Prof Kosmala chaired Interdisciplinary Research Network Regeneration and Waterfront Heritage Zones in Northern Europe. Resulted research led to a number of doctoral projects concerned with post-industrial waterfront spaces associated with shipbuilding and maritime production, looking at the role of arts and the effectiveness of community-led initiatives in planning as well as participatory practice in heritage protection. Recent publications include: The Arts, Social & Organisational Change: Precarious Spaces (Eds.) (2016, Intellect Press), Sexing the Border: Gender, Art and New Media in Central and Eastern Europe (Ed) (CSP, 2014), Imagining Masculinities: Spatial and Temporal Representation and Visual Culture (2013, Routledge), Art Inquiry on Crossing Borders: Imaging Europe, Representing Periphery (Eds.) (2013, ŁTN). Kosmala also writes regularly about contemporary art, politics of representation and gender in international journals and catalogues, and curates exhibitions across Europe. Member of European Cultural Parliament. Lives and works in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Sessions in which Professor Katarzyna Kosmala participates
- Representing Intangible Heritage of Post-Industrial Waterfront Zones: Politics of Seeing, Ways of Noticing Concordia, John Molson School of Business Building (MB) - MB 5.215
- 9:00 - 15:00 | 6 hours
- While intangible cultural heritage is an important factor in maintaining cultural diversity in the face of growing globalization, there is still li...
- Regular session
- 09.00 Problematizing Silences in Intangible Heritage: Unsettling Historical Records of Women in Protests
- Participant Professor Katarzyna Kosmala (University of the West of Scotland) | Participant t s Beall (University of Glasgow and The Riverside Museum, Glasgow Museums) |
- 9:00 - 9:30 | 30 minutes Part of: Representing Intangible Heritage of Post-Industrial Waterfront Zones: Politics of Seeing, Ways of Noticing
- This paper takes as a point of departure the ongoing debate surrounding the reconceptualization of heritage as a process, a shift that implies a...