Kirstie Jamieson

Kirstie Jamieson

Dr Kirstie Jamieson

Lecturer T&S

Biography

I am a researcher and lecturer in design for heritage. My disciplinary focus brings together creative methods, critical heritage studies and participatory design. I completed my PhD in international temporary cultural space in 2009. Since 2013, I have been Public Engagement Lead for the School of Arts and Creative Industries. I have been Ethics Gatekeeper since 2015.

My work is concerned with issues of representation, equality and diversity in the public realm. I adopt creative participatory methods in my research with the aim of transcending language barriers and extending the capacity of community agency within research. Most recent publications include “Negotiating privileged networks and exclusive mobilities: the case for a Deaf festival in Scotland’s festival city” (2019) in Annals of Leisure Research, “Exploring Deaf Heritage Futures through critical design and ‘public things’” (2020) in the International Journal of Heritage Studies, and “The Deaf Heritage Collective: Collaboration with Critical Intent” (2021) in a special issue of the Journal of Ethnology and Folkloristics. I am currently working with curators and deaf researchers on the first co-produced national Deaf Heritage Archive at the National Library of Scotland.

I am interested in the inclusive capacity of Public Engagement practices and public pedagogy, especially when paired with creative participatory methods. I am a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and lead MA/MFA modules in Research as Critical Practice, Heritage Interpretation Design and Research Portfolio for Creative Practice.

I am currently developing a new Public Engagement project that brings together feminist interpretation design with social justice, co-design methods and the memorialisation of Scotland’s accused witches. The project invites girls and women of all ages to design and debate the women behind the witchcraft trials in Scotland. Our aim is to create spaces where girls and women can collaboratively design and think about the witch trials in Scotland, and the significance of the recent pardon granted by the Scottish Government (on the 8th March 2022).

I have developed and co-led a suite of Design MA/MFA’s and supervised several PhD projects. I welcome applications from prospective PhD students in the areas of Critical Heritage, Creative and Participatory Action Research, Creative Placemaking and inclusive design methods.

Research Areas

News

Events

Esteem

Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • National Partnership For Culture (Scottish Gov)
  • Consultancy: National Lottery Heritage Project

 

Editorial Activity

  • Reviewer Space and Culture

 

Grant Reviewer

  • AHRC Reviewer

 

Invited Speaker

  • ‘Designing Unesco Culture: Internationalism and The Global Imagination’ INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CONTEMPORARY CULTURAL STUDIES

 

Public/Community Engagement

  • Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Dinner Party Debate
  • Collaboratively Curating the Deaf Museum at Deaf Youth Theatre
  • Edinburgh Science Festival: Festival Frontiers
  • Edinburgh Zoo as Heritage Space
  • To Absent Friends Festival
  • Everyday Heritage Exhibition at Edinburgh World Heritage Trust
  • Festival of Creative Industries Off Campus Programme
  • Hidden Edinburgh: Journey Through Stone
  • Phantom Entomologist Exhibition
  • Bound For Glory Exhibition

 

Reviewing

  • Reviewer for Area (Royal Geographical Society)
  • REVIEWER FOR URBAN GEOGRAPHY (Taylor Francis)
  • REVIEWER FOR URBAN STUDIES (Sage Publications)
  • REVIEWER FOR SPACE AND CULTURE (Sage Publications)

 

Date


14 results

Digi-Mapping: Creative Placemaking with Psychogeography

Presentation / Conference
Grandison, T., Flint, T., & Jamieson, K. (2022, August)
Digi-Mapping: Creative Placemaking with Psychogeography. Paper presented at 35th International BCS Human-Computer Interaction Conference, Keele University
This exhibit consists of four large (2m x 1.5 m) tactile talking maps that were co-created with primary school children in Wester Hailes Edinburgh, UK. In a collaborative part...

The Deaf Heritage Collective: Collaboration with Critical Intent

Journal Article
Jamieson, K., Discepoli, M., & Leith, E. (2021)
The Deaf Heritage Collective: Collaboration with Critical Intent. Journal of Ethnology and Folkloristics, 15(1), 1-26
The paper reflects upon the Deaf Heritage Collective, a collaborative project led by Edinburgh Napier University’s Design for Heritage team and Heriot Watt’s Centre for Transl...

Digi-Mapping: Unpacking Meaning of Place Through Creative Technology

Presentation / Conference
Grandison, T., Flint, T., & Jamieson, K. (2021, February)
Digi-Mapping: Unpacking Meaning of Place Through Creative Technology. Paper presented at Cultural Heritage and Social Impact: Digital Technologies for Inclusion and Participation, Online
Examining heritage can provide opportunities for marginalised communities to consider and valorise both their collective past and the relationality of more personal and mundan...

Negotiating privileged networks and exclusive mobilities: the case for a Deaf festival in Scotland’s festival city

Journal Article
Jamieson, K., & Todd, L. (2022)
Negotiating privileged networks and exclusive mobilities: the case for a Deaf festival in Scotland’s festival city. Annals of Leisure Research, 25(1), 5-22. https://doi.org/10.1080/11745398.2020.1809478
We explore the case for a Deaf festival in Edinburgh, the self-proclaimed 'world leading Festival City'. The formal recognition of British Sign Language in the BSL (Scotland) ...

Digi-Mapping: Unpacking meaning of place through Creative Technology

Presentation / Conference
Grandison, T., Flint, T., Jamieson, K., & Muir, L. (2020, August)
Digi-Mapping: Unpacking meaning of place through Creative Technology. Paper presented at ACHS 2020 FUTURES – Association of Critical Heritage Studies 5th Biennial Conference, University College London, UK
Personal meaning attached to space through digital media gives rise to contested narratives and reveals a polyvocality of place (Farman, 2018). Attributing meaning or ensoulme...

Exploring Deaf heritage futures through critical design and ‘Public Things’

Journal Article
Jamieson, K., & Discepoli, M. (2021)
Exploring Deaf heritage futures through critical design and ‘Public Things’. International Journal of Heritage Studies, 27(2), 117-133. https://doi.org/10.1080/13527258.2020.1771750
Increasingly, critical design methods offer heritage scholars new ways of exploring identities, experiences and relationships, extending a dialogic approach that supports the ...

Supporting people with intellectual disabilities to discuss death and bereavement

Journal Article
Willis, D., Winton, E., Jamieson, K., Muir, N., & Sandison, M. (2020)
Supporting people with intellectual disabilities to discuss death and bereavement. Learning Disability Practice, 23(2), 17-22. https://doi.org/10.7748/ldp.2020.e2045
This article describes a public engagement project on bereavement involving people with intellectual disabilities. The project was a practical application of research findings...

The transgressive festival imagination and the idealisation of reversal

Journal Article
Jamieson, K., & Todd, L. (2021)
The transgressive festival imagination and the idealisation of reversal. Leisure Studies, 40(1), 57-68. https://doi.org/10.1080/02614367.2019.1693090
To consider the festival's potential as an activist tactic may seem naïve and disconnected from the colonising practices of event tourism. However, today's immersive and curat...

The Deaf Heritage Collective

Digital Artefact
Jamieson, K. (2019)
The Deaf Heritage Collective. [https://www.deafheritagecollective.com]
Funded by the Royal Society of Edinburgh the Deaf Heritage Collective is a project that brought design and critical heritage into practice. Running until November 2019 a serie...

Journal of Design Practice and Research, Volume 3, 2014

Book
Lambert, I., Firth, R., MacLeod, M., Forster, S., Innes, M., Winton, E., …Titley, W. (2014)
Journal of Design Practice and Research, Volume 3, 2014. Edinburgh Napier University
Editorial -Welcome to the third issue of the Journal for Design Practice & Research. The last 18 months has been an extremely busy time for us. We have continued to grow as a ...

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