Media, Community and the Creative Citizen

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

THIS RESEARCH PROJECT FORMALLY ENDED IN JULY 2015.  IT CANNOT THEREFORE BE ASSUMED THAT INFORMATION HERE HAS BEEN UPDATED BEYOND THIS POINT.

The research was 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

Latest Posts from the Blog

Garethe Hughes, The Real Junk Food Project Birmingham talks at Creative Citizens Fair

August 1st, 2015 by Jennie Sandford in Showcase | no comments

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Garethe from The Real Junk Food Project, Birmingham shared some eye opening figures and his vision for a world without food waste at our Creative Citizen Fair in June. This talk definitely sparked a lot of interest in the room.

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Craig and Matt, Bearwood Promoters talk at Creative Citizens Fair

July 31st, 2015 by Jennie Sandford in Showcase | no comments

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Here’s Craig and Matt from Bearwood Promoters talking about Bearwood Shuffle at our Creative Citizens Fair. They were completely honest about what it takes to put on free music events in their community.  The audience enjoyed the highs and had a good laugh at the lows! Inspiring stuff  

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Creative Citizens: A Photo Collection – #13

July 31st, 2015 by Jennie Sandford in Research Showcase | no comments

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Last year, photographer Sara Lyndsey captured 25 images of Creative Citizens on location in their communities for our Creative Citizen conference and exhibition. We’re now sharing these fantastic photos along with some information about each of the inspiring subjects. These people do what they do not because they are paid to but because they want […]

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Angela Lewis, Little Hippo talks at Creative Citizens Fair

July 30th, 2015 by Jennie Sandford in Showcase | no comments

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We invited Angela from Little Hippo along to our Creative Citizens Fair to talk about her organisation which supports existing and emerging creatives.  Angela also had lots of advice around creating change – with lots of helpful slides too.

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