Recruiting participants for research workshops is a project in itself, especially when you need to target something as specific as community-led creative design projects.
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’.
In one week’s time, a street in Battersea will celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee at a party that my neighbour and I instigated. Last year, the two of us organised a street picnic at a few days’ notice. We made a few cakes, sat in the rain for several hours and met 3 other households. […]