Creative Citizens: A Photo Collection – #19

September 11th, 2015 by Jennie Sandford in Community-led Design Research | no comments

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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 […]

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Creative Citizens: A Photo Collection – #17

August 28th, 2015 by Jennie Sandford in Community-led Design Research Showcase | no comments

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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 […]

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Call For Participants – Creative Citizens Fair, 27th June 2015

June 5th, 2015 by Jennie Sandford in Community-led Design Creative Networks Hyperlocal Research | no comments

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We’d like to invite creative citizens and community organisations to take part in the Creative Citizens Fair on 27th June 2015 at Birmingham’s Impact Hub. The event, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Connected Communities Programme is free, family friendly and runs from 11.00am-4.00pm, covering themes around creative citizenship, community initiatives, social projects and […]

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PARTICIPATION AND WELLBEING

May 7th, 2015 by Jennie Sandford in Community-led Design Research | no comments

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In this post, Catherine Greig from make:good reflects on the relationship between participation and wellbeing. make:good is a design studio involving people in shaping neighbourhood change. They believe in meaningful processes of local participation, bringing together all people in an area to collaborate on building its future. Here at make:good we’ve been thinking about wellbeing and […]

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Bearwood Pantry – Food Focused

April 13th, 2015 by Jennie Sandford in Community-led Design Research | no comments

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The Bearwood Pantry is an informal food cooperative serving a small community within Smethwick, in the West Midlands. The Pantry sources and supplies wholesome, ethical food direct from local producers and distributes it from a weekly pick-up at a local library. ‘We aim to provide what the supermarkets can’t – reasonably priced, organic, ethically sourced, seasonal […]

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Connecting and Engaging Creative Citizens

March 10th, 2015 by Jennie Sandford in Community-led Design Creative Networks Hyperlocal Research | no comments

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My name is Jennie and over the coming months I’ll be maintaining this blog and the social media side of the Creative Citizens project, posting regularly here, interviewing partners and practitioners and engaging the wider community with the research, as we look forward to the release of a book next year. I’ll also be sharing […]

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Creative Citizens’ Variety Pack: Inspiring digital ideas from community projects

December 30th, 2014 by Dan Lockton in Community-led Design Creative Networks Hyperlocal Research | no comments

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Launched at the Creative Citizens conference in September 2014, the Creative Citizens’ Variety Pack is a collection of practical case studies: 12 diverse, inspirational community projects, all making use of digital tools in creative ways for social benefit, with suggestions and advice from the people involved. Along with projects from the three strands of the […]

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Co-designing with Kentish Town Neighbourhood Forum

October 1st, 2014 by Dan Lockton in Community-led Design | no comments

by Gail Ramster Last year, Creative Citizens researchers at the Royal College of Art worked with Kentish Town Neighbourhood Forum (KTNF) to see if we could get more people involved in their Neighbourhood Plan. They had already reached about a 1000 locals using posters, word of mouth and fantastic public engagement events such as stalls […]

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Seeing things differently

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

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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 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 | 2 comments

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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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