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 […]
Digital storytelling with Moseley Exchange, in addition to a Creative Citizens project appearance at Moseley Festival Street Fair, July 13th.
Brownhills Bob interviews local history blogger Lichfield Lore in our ongoing Ask Five series of posts exploring creative citizens.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
An exploration of the history and basis for co-working spaces, with focus on Birmingham’s Moseley Exchange.
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 […]
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.