Workshop on media use in community-led design

August 14th, 2012 by Gail Ramster in Community-led Design | no comments

As part of ‘Creative Citizens’, the Royal College of Art Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, together with the Open University, are researching community projects where local people are creating new spaces or services for their neighbourhood. We’re calling this ‘Community-led Design’.

Our research wants to find out how these project groups form and encourage new people to join in, how they come up with and develop ideas, and any problems that they encounter along the way.

Workshop on Friday 21st September
Are you involved in a community project? We’re holding a morning workshop for people from London-based groups on Friday 21st September where you will:

  • hear the experiences of other community projects
  • learn how others have used media to benefit their project
  • get ideas for communicating, creating and collaborating more effectively
  • visit the RCA exhibition ‘Design for the Real World’

There will be a mixture of groups at the workshop, from those that have been working together for a couple of years to those that are just starting out.

Workshop Details:
9.30 Breakfast, tea and coffee
10.00 – 12.30 Workshop
12.30 – 1.00 Tour of RCA exhibition ‘Design for the Real World’
at Senior Common Room, Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2EU.

We will reimburse travel expenses to and from the workshop.

There is also the opportunity to get more involved in the research project. Over the next 18 months when will be designing and testing new ways of using media, and are looking for communities to work with during this period.

If you are interested in coming to the workshop or have any questions please contact Gail at

Clicking on the invite below will open as a pdf

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