On Wednesday June 8, Nobel prize winner for Chemistry and University of Glasgow alumnus, Professor Sir David MacMillan officially opened Mazumdar-Shaw Advanced Research Centre (ARC). This purpose-built facility houses over 500 researchers working across five themes: Creative Economies & Cultural Transformation, Digital Chemistry, Global Sustainable Development, Quantum and Nanotechnology, and Technologies Touching Life. The Arc will become the flagship for collaborative, cross-disciplinary research at the University and a forum for knowledge exchange and public engagement. An illustrated summary of Sir David’s inspiring talk at the opening event can be found here.
CREATe researchers have moved into Level 5 of The ARC as part of the Creative Economies and Cultural Transformations (CECT) theme. This theme brings together researchers from disciplines including: Art (History and Practice), Theatre and Performance Studies, Social Sciences, Law, Cultural Policy, Music, Human Geography, Digital Humanities, and Immersive Technologies. Central to the CECT research mission is exploring ways in which creativity and culture is changing amid profound digital transformations. These themes are central to the empirical research undertaken at CREATe.
The CREATe @ the ARC team comprises researchers working on AHRC Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre (PEC) and ReCreating Europe projects, as well as a number of doctoral candidates. This ARC-based research investigates subjects including: colour trademarks, copyright exceptions, IP in television production, platform regulation. In doing so, CREATe research contributes to and informs policy debates across the creative industries in the digital age. Moreover, this work feeds into CREATe’s suite of digital resources: Copyright Evidence, Copyright User and Copyright History.