KIRSTEN GOW
KIRSTEN GOW

KIRSTEN GOW

Research PG

Biography

Rusted signpost in a rural seaside location bearing the message 'It's only remote if the things that matter are far away'.
'Remote / Far away', K Gow, 2021

Islander and islands reseacher interested in the creation of sustainable futures for Scotland's inhabited islands. Jointly supervised by the University of Aberdeen and The James Hutton Institute and funded by Macaulay Development Trust.

Background in community development and the third sector including supporting community-led housing projects across rural Scotland; community energy and climate change initiatives; and project managing a national community-led island tourism project.

Architect and facilitator of the 2021 Rural Housing Summit for Rural Housing Scotland in partnership with UN Habitat which brought together 50 speakers and over 1,000 attendees from three continents to discuss the impacts of and potential solutions to the rural housing crisis.

Shortlisted for the 2022 John Byrne Award for the installation 'Remote / Far Away' which challenges perceptions of remoteness and peripherality.

 

External Memberships

Board member of the Scottish Islands Federation.

Postgraduate Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

Member of the Advisory Group to the Craft Scotland Board.