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 to. Their motivations are diverse – from doing something because they believe it has a social, cultural or economic benefit to the community to more personal motivations such as developing new friendships, learning and gaining skills or because it is something they enjoy.
Caroline Hill is involved in several activities in and around Kentish Town. However her primary activity is as chair of the Kentish Town Neighbourhood Forum. Having always felt that local people should have more say in how their area develops she was interested in the idea of localism and the concept of a Neighbourhood Forum. Caroline enjoys speaking to local residents and workers about how they envisage Kentish Town developing and gets satisfaction when a phase in the development of the plan or a public workshop has gone well. When adopted the plan will have a powerful influence on the future of Kentish Town.
You can view the whole Creative Citizens: A Photo Collection here.