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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.