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

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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 Science Festival: Festival Frontiers
  • Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Dinner Party Debate
  • Collaboratively Curating the Deaf Museum at Deaf Youth Theatre
  • 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)

 

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14 results

Tracing festival imaginaries: Between affective urban idioms and administrative assemblages

Journal Article
Jamieson, K. (2014)
Tracing festival imaginaries: Between affective urban idioms and administrative assemblages. International Journal of Cultural Studies, 17(3), 293-303. https://doi.org/10.1177/1367877913487550
This article offers a way of understanding not only Festival Cities, but also the Creative City paradigm and to some extent the practices employed through the convergence of c...

Journal of Design Practice and Research Volume 1. 2011

Journal Article
Lambert, I., MacLeod, M., Firth, R., Winton, E., Dean, M., Innes, M., …Titley, W. (2011)
Journal of Design Practice and Research Volume 1. 2011. Journal of Design Practice and Research, 1, 1-40
What is design and what are designers? Good design can change lives and improve services within the public, private and third sectors. Designers are creative problem solvers w...

Edinburgh: the festival gaze and its boundaries

Journal Article
Jamieson, K. (2004)
Edinburgh: the festival gaze and its boundaries. Space and Culture, 7(1), 64-75. https://doi.org/10.1177/1206331203256853
This article examines the temporal and spatial boundaries of Edinburgh’s festival identity. It unravels Edinburgh’s festivals in terms of the spaces and identities they produc...

Participatory polyvocal performative and playful interpreting Resnik’s 4 for creative placemaking with digital tools

Book Chapter
Grandison, T., Flint, T., & Jamieson, K. Participatory polyvocal performative and playful interpreting Resnik’s 4 for creative placemaking with digital tools. In Digital Approaches to Inclusion and Participation in Cultural Heritage – Insights from Research and Practice in Europe. Routledge

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Grandison, T., Flint, T., & Jamieson, K. Participatory polyvocal performative and playful interpreting Resnik’s 4 for creative placemaking with digital tools. In Digital Approaches to Inclusion and Participation in Cultural Heritage – Insights from Research and Practice in Europe. Routledge

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