HUB: TALK - Whose Footsteps? Mapping Glasgow's Imperial Past in Kelvingrove
HUB - The Garment Factory, 10 Montrose Street, G1 1RE
What is celebrated and commemorated in the built environment and which histories and experiences aren’t? This talk explores traces of Glasgow’s imperial past ‘hidden’ amongst the trees and galleries of Kelvingrove.
Various plaques, statues and monuments are dotted throughout Kelvingrove Park, but over the years the site has witnessed numerous events, happenings and interactions the signs of which are all but invisible. Spanning and space, this illustrated talk investigates the relationship between these absences and overlooked histories and Glasgow’s status as the ‘second city of the British Empire’.
Much of Glasgow’s urban fabric and public institutions reflect the city’s deep involvement in colonial and imperial networks that were economic, social and cultural in nature. This past can feel far away and obscure when we’re focused on getting from one place to another. By slow walking and close looking we can engage with the civic spaces and institutions that surround us, examining the stories that are preserved and presented to us, as well as identifying and recognising those that aren’t.
Fri 20th, 12pm; 60 mins
Booking essential - opens 1st September at 10am
Parking: on street