Stories from Moseley

July 22nd, 2013 by Tamara Edyta West in Creative Networks Research | no comments

Last weekend we shared a stall with the Moseley Exchange at the Moseley Street Fair. The idea was to ask some local residents to contribute a short story about Moseley to form the beginnings of our media co-creation project ‘Exchange Stories’. Just a few days before this we had three days of amazing digital storytelling […]

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Exchange Stories

July 1st, 2013 by Tamara Edyta West in Creative Networks Research | no comments

Digital storytelling with Moseley Exchange, in addition to a Creative Citizens project appearance at Moseley Festival Street Fair, July 13th.

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Ask Five: Blogger Brownhills Bob interviews Lichfield Lore

June 19th, 2013 by Jerome Turner in Ask Five Creative Networks Hyperlocal | no comments

Brownhills Bob interviews local history blogger Lichfield Lore in our ongoing Ask Five series of posts exploring creative citizens.

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Brand Recognition: Visual Anthropology of the South Blessed logo

April 12th, 2013 by Shawn Sobers in Creative Networks Research | no comments

What do we see?  An alternative coloured Union Jack in a heart shape, with swirly italic writing underneath?  Is that all?  For those inclined to make informed cross-cultural links, the logo design registers ideas of the Jamaican flag, the only country with those combination of colours.  Together the symbols of British and Jamaican identities speak […]

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Research at the Exchange

March 14th, 2013 by Tamara Edyta West in Creative Networks | no comments

I only joined as Caroline’s Research Assistant on the Creative Networks strand of the Creative Citizens project in January this year. February has been quite busy, so I thought I would give you a bit of an update about what’s been going on here in Birmingham.

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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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Research briefing December 2012 – Creative Networks strand

December 21st, 2012 by Jonathan Dovey in Creative Networks Research | no comments

South Blessed contributor

A research report describing activity and initial findings of the ‘creative networks’ strand of the creative citizens project. This focuses on the research team at University of West of England and their work with Vince Baidoo, founder and director of Bristol’s South Blessed enterprise.

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The rise of co-working spaces in the UK: new mediated creative communities?

November 19th, 2012 by Caroline Chapain in Creative Networks | no comments

An exploration of the history and basis for co-working spaces, with focus on Birmingham’s Moseley Exchange.

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Creative Mulch – fertilizing dispositions, fertile environments

October 15th, 2012 by Emma Agusita in Creative Networks | no comments

Recently, a research interviewee described Bristol, the city where our case study is based, as possessing “a culture of triers”. He inferred that such strivers are motivated by the desire for creative accomplishment but are ultimately thwarted by lack of accessible ‘progression’ routes, such that, London is still mythologised as the media-metropolis. That notion struck […]

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Why do people attend social media surgeries?

October 15th, 2012 by Jerome Turner in Creative Networks | no comments

Low Hill Social Media Surgery, October 2012. Photo: Podnosh/Wolverhampton Homes

Creative citizens offer time and experience in social media to social media surgeries, but why? And what do the visitors from community organisations seek to gain from attending? Last week I attended one of Podnosh’s social media surgeries and spoke to a few people to find out.

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