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Liz Gardiner is PhD candidate at the School of Media, Culture and Society at the University of the West of Scotland, an artist, teacher and free-lance consultant, specialising in cultural planning. The subject of her PhD is an exploration of what’s next for European post-industrial waterfront heritage zones with a focus on the Govan Graving Docks. Participatory Action Research is being delivered in partnership with the Clyde Docks Preservation Initiative and Govan Docks Regeneration Trust. As executive director of Fablevision, she develops and delivers case study examples in practice often in partnership with other third sector organisations, community development trusts or local authorities. Current examples include Centipede in Muirhouse, Creative Renfrewshire, Renfrewshire Witch Hunt1697 and the Tapestry of Renfrewshire.
Graham Jeffery is Reader in Music & Performance in the School of Media, Culture & Society at the University of the West of Scotland. His work spans spans participatory and community arts practices, creative pedagogies, cultural policy and urban and community development.
Professor Katarzyna Kosmala is Chair in Media, Culture and Visual Practice in the School of Media, Culture & Society at the University of the West of Scotland, an art writer and curator. Her main research specialisms include heritage and participation, art production and enterprise, as well as gender and politics of representation. She chaired conference sessions and spoke at invited panels on these subjects at international conferences such as the Association of Critical Heritage Studies Biennial Conference; Gender Work and Organization, Arts in Society; and Habitat III the UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development.