The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Funding Award – Kilmahew and St. Peter’s Seminary, Cardross.
NORD Founder / Director Alan Pert through his Professorial role at Strathclyde University is one of the academic researchers leading the The Invisible College project.
The Invisible College is a funded research project including academics, policy makers, artists, activisits, and local people, visiting, surveying, and recording an extraordinary and controversial landscape.
It is the aim of the Invisible College an AHRC funded research network, established between the Universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Strathclyde, and the Glasgow based public art organisation NVA, to reverse this process of decline and, without restoring them to a long-lost state of perfection to turn the landscape and ruins of Kilmahew to productive use.
Modelled on the experimental networks of the early scientific revolution, and Patrick Geddes summer schools in the late nineteenth century, the Invisible College aims to convene interested parties for a series of walks, activities and debates in which, in 2012, we will record, map, and subsequently make proposals for the future of this controversial landscape.
In order that these activities are a productive as possible, we intend to gather a diverse range of people whose interests and skills, professional, academic, or personal, can really contribute to the future if Kilmahew.