Dr Siún Carden
Shetland College UHI
Available to talk to the media about
- Knitwear production in Shetland and Ireland, such as 'fair isle' and 'Aran' knitting
- Care experienced young people in Scottish island places.
- Islands and the creative industries
In these languagesEnglish
Siún Carden is a research fellow at the University of the Highlands and Islands. She is principal investigator on Home and Belonging, an arts-based research project with care experienced young people and their communities. This work is supported with funding from the Life Changes Trust. The trust is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund. Siún teaches on the university’s MA art and social practice, within which she leads a module on communities of practice. Siún’s background is in anthropology and her research interests include creative economies in rural places, islands, craft and textiles.
Home and Belonging, an arts-based research project with care experienced young people and their communities. This work is supported with funding from the Life Changes Trust. The Trust is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund.
Carden, S. 2019. ‘The Place of Shetland Knitting‘. Textile: Cloth and Culture 17(3): 357-367.
Carden, S. 2018. ‘The Aran Jumper’. In Design Roots: Local Products and Practices in a Globalized World, eds. Stuart Walker, Martyn Evans, Jeyon Jung, Tom Cassidy and Amy Twigger-Holroyd. Bloomsbury Academic
Carden, S. 2017. ‘The Gaeltacht Quarter of Mural City: Irish in Falls Road Murals‘. In Murals and Tourism: Heritage, Politics and Identity. Skinner, J. & Jolliffe, L. (eds.). Routledge Press, New York. p. 236-253
Carden, S. 2014. ‘Cable Crossings: The Aran Jumper as Myth and Merchandise’. Costume 48(2):260-275
Carden, S. 2012. ‘Making space for tourists with minority languages: the case of Belfast’s Gaeltacht Quarter’. Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change 10: 1, 51-64