Critical Heritage Walk: Kelvingrove Park

Spooner, R. (2020) Critical Heritage Walk: Kelvingrove Park. [Website]

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This output is a digital heritage guide designed for use through the app and online platform GuidiGO, a publishing platform for creating self-led tours accessed through mobile devices. GuidiGO is free to use and tours can be accessed by anyone, anywhere, at any time. This critical heritage walk takes users through Kelvingrove Park in Glasgow's West End where they encounter nine sites that speak to the city's deep involvement in colonial and imperial networks that were economic, social and cultural in nature. Combining text, images and audio, the guide harnesses the power of digital, online media to shed light on ‘hidden’ histories of empire. It is an example of digital storytelling and addresses aspects of Glasgow’s past that can be challenging to acknowledge. As such, it furthers scholarly understandings of what media help facilitate public conversations about difficult heritage, and contributes to research on the critical and pedagogical potential of walking. This digital guide is part of a broader ongoing project that explores how walking can be a tool for critically engaging with history, heritage and place.

Item Type:Website
Keywords:Walking, heritage, Glasgow, empire.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Spooner, Dr Rosie
Authors: Spooner, R.
Subjects:A General Works > AM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General)
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Information Studies

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