Dr Siún Carden
Research Fellow, University of the Highlands and Islands
Siún Carden is from County Down and based in Shetland, where she is Research Fellow in the University of the Highlands and Islands’ Centre for Rural Creativity. Her current research interests include creative industries beyond the ‘creative city’, textile making and ‘maker cultures’ more broadly. She leads a module in Communities of Practice within the UHI MA in Art and Social Practice. From 2013-2016 she was a Research Assistant in the School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Queen’s University Belfast. Her PhD research in Social Anthropology (QUB, 2010) examined the redevelopment of Belfast’s Falls Road area as The Gaeltacht Quarter, an Irish language-themed cultural hub.