Creative Citizens in Greece

March 26th, 2015 by Giota Alevizou in Research | no comments

Over two months have passed since the new Greek government came into power, shedding new light to the nature and future of the Eurozone  Crisis. An unprecedented wave of the international media coverage has followed, with reporting ranging from accounts of the new government’s debt negotiations with European partners, to the new government’s styling options.  Yet there is a fresh air of civic resourcefulness that […]

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Creative place-making  Part I: Communicative Ecologies and Asset Mapping within Wards Corner Community Coalition

June 16th, 2014 by Giota Alevizou in Community-led Design Research | no comments

At the end of April 2014, Wards Corner Community Coalition (WCC) announced that the Planning Department of Haringey Council has been granted planning permission for the Community Plan proposing the restoration of the Wards Corner building. This  has been a contested site and host of a vibrant, indoor, Latin American Market above Seven Sister’s Tube in […]

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Creative Modalities of Planning

February 7th, 2014 by Giota Alevizou in Community-led Design | no comments

We are pleased to announce the launch of Creative Citizen Sticky World to host virtual tours and interactive consultations on two of the communities we support in the Community-led Design Strand: Wards Corner Community Coalition (WCC) and Kentish Town Neighbourhood Forum (KTNF). Stickyworld is an online consultation and feedback platform that makes it easier to engage people in effective conversations about visual […]

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Communities by design? Neighbourhood Media and Creative Citizenship

December 21st, 2012 by Giota Alevizou in Community-led Design Hyperlocal Research | no comments

Mediated practices: Information seeking & navigation, representation and communication (N: 33 participants from a total of 18 community projects)

On November 23nd I presented at an ESRC seminar series, entitled “Digital Policy: Connectivity, Creativity and Rights” in Vienna. I presented some interim findings around uses of media by neighbourhood and community groups who participated in several workshops within our community-led design strand.

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Romancing the Community-led Design Commons?

July 27th, 2012 by Giota Alevizou in Community-led Design Research | no comments

The ideas of community-led design, participatory design or co-design have a long-standing tradition in the context of urban design, planning and architecture. Over the last 50 years, community-led design has influenced the practice of design and planning professionals who sought to develop new methods for participation; it has led to the creation of community centres and organizations offering design and planning services and has led to several governmental initiatives.

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