Seeing things differently

July 15th, 2014 by Katerina Alexiou in Community-led Design Research | no comments

GCC Booklet

The first time I visited Goldsmiths Community Centre (GCC) I had trouble finding it. This is odd for a building that has several pretty sizable rooms, including a big hall that can accommodate up to 160 people, a sports cage, several rooms for pre-school learning, a computer suite, and a garden and outdoor play area! […]

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Creative Connections in Edinburgh

July 12th, 2013 by Katerina Alexiou in Community-led Design | no comments

Creative Citizens joined forces with NESTA Scotland to commission a film for the AHRC Connected Communities Showcase event in Edinburgh on 4 July 2013. The film, led by NESTA Scotland, showcases the Make It Local programme and depicts the advantages of using open data to offer community services. It focuses on 2 local authority partners […]

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Community Design Exchange

March 1st, 2013 by Katerina Alexiou in Community-led Design | no comments

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Part of the aims of our research is to understand community-led design as a creative citizenship activity but also to enable communities to connect and to support each other through various forms of media. We recently wrote a post for the blog of our community partner The Glass-House Community Led Design, introducing a new social […]

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Valuing Community-Led Design Workshop

October 25th, 2012 by Katerina Alexiou in Community-led Design | no comments

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The Open University with community partners The Glass-House Community Led Design has been working on a couple of AHRC projects looking at community-led design practices and how we can better understand and support them. As part of these activities we are organising a one-day workshop on Valuing Community-Led Design on the 15th of November in London.

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The National Planning Policy Framework and Community Led Design

May 28th, 2012 by Katerina Alexiou in Community-led Design | no comments

One of our project partners, The Glass House, has published a response to the Government’s National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). Below is Glass House Chief Executive Sophia de Sousa’s reponse (cross-posted from their website) written shortly after the framework was released: Yesterday, the final version of the new National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) was released. […]

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