Spaces of the possible: developing the Radical Film Network in Scotland

Archibald, D. (2020) Spaces of the possible: developing the Radical Film Network in Scotland. In: Presence, S., Wayne, M. and Newsinger, J. (eds.) Contemporary Radical Film Culture: Networks, Organisations and Activists. Routledge: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY, pp. 69-78. ISBN 9781138543607 (doi: 10.4324/9781351006385-6)

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This chapter reflects on some key events in the development of the Radical Film Network (RFN) in Scotland between 2015 and 2019. It draws on active participation in the research activity, interviews with key individuals, and autoethnography – a methodology best summarised and widely quoted as ‘an approach to research and writing that seeks to describe and systematically analyze (graphy) personal experience (auto) in order to understand cultural experience (ethno)’. The RFN in Scotland has no planned public activities although plans are in place to organise a report back from the 2019 conference with a view to appraise how we might take things forward. As subsequent RFN conferences in New York City and Tolpuddle, Dublin and Nottingham have demonstrated, there are particularities of politics and of place that have ensured a rich diversity of experience on a variety of scales at the various events.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Archibald, Dr David
Authors: Archibald, D.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Theatre Film and TV Studies

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