Media, Community and the Creative Citizen

Creative Citizens Fair – Saturday June 27th 2015

Join us at our very first Creative Citizens Fair, at Impact Hub Birmingham.

We’ll be updating this page with details of speakers, workshops and organisations who will be at the event as they become available.

Eventbrite signup: www.creativecitizensfair.eventbrite.co.uk

Email: jerome.turner@bcu.ac.uk

Creative Citizens Fair flyer

 

Media, Community and the Creative Citizen is a research council funded project exploring the value of creative citizenship.

Our research is organised in three complementary strands: hyperlocal publishing, community-led design and creative networks. This site tracks progress and welcomes discussion of our work.

Three strands of Research:

Hyperlocal Publishing

Our research strand hypothesises that citizenship practices around Hyperlocal Publishing will be found to generate value in a range of different ways. Read more

Community-Led Design

Community led design is a practice where individual citizens are given the opportunity to engage directly and creatively in the formulation of solutions for their own environment, whether these are physical spaces, build- ings, neighbourhoods or services. Read more

Creative Networks

How does creative citizenship generate value for communities within a changing media landscape and how can this pursuit of value be intensified, propagated and sustained?’ by exploring creative citizenship activities generated within two creative community networks. Read more

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