Introducing The Story Machine: Part 2

May 14th, 2014 by Dan Lockton in Community-led Design Research | no comments


Co-creation of the Story Machine In Part 1, we discussed some of the challenges and ‘process friction’ in integrating digital storytelling into community activities, and introduced our initial work with The Mill, a community centre in Walthamstow, east London, which provides space and resources for local creative citizens to organise groups, events and activities. The […]

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Introducing The Story Machine: Part 1

May 13th, 2014 by Dan Lockton in Community-led Design Research | 1 comment


Friction in integrating digital storytelling into community activities For some community groups, the use of technology and digital media is built into the work they do—for example, the Wards Corner Community Coalition‘s very successful use of Stickyworld and social media to tell their story, integrated into the organisation of a whole range of community events. […]

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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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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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Creative Citizens Films

March 5th, 2013 by Scott Dewey in Community-led Design Creative Networks Hyperlocal | no comments

Wards Corner

As part of our participation in the Connected Communities showcase event on March 12th 2013, the Creative Citizens project received funding to make a series of short films about the communities we are working with. With just over a month to create five films, former BBC journalist and producer Tony O’Shaughnessey, whose credits include current affairs programme Week In Week Out, was brought in to make the films. I would be assisting Tony with all aspects of the film.

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Community Design Exchange

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


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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Developing our Asset Mapping Methodology

February 23rd, 2013 by Catherine Greene in Community-led Design | 4 comments


Last July we came up with the idea of looking at value in terms of a community project’s assets. These assets can be anything from the skills and time of volunteers, connections with groups and societies, spaces, infrastructure, cultural activities, to links in the local community. Our hypothesis was that the media interventions we will […]

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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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Finding Community-led Design Projects

November 29th, 2012 by Gail Ramster in Community-led Design | no comments


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.

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Across RCA student challenge

November 13th, 2012 by Catherine Greene in Community-led Design | no comments

Tate Free Library campaign by Stephanie Johnstone, Ilana Porter, Alexandra Theunissen, Jewon Kim, Amy Lee.

Four teams of students worked with three London based community projects: Streets Ahead, Tate South Lambeth library and The Mill. Each community group set a challenge for the students to respond to in order to kick-start ideas for their specific project.

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