Creative Citizens: A Photo Collection – #15

August 14th, 2015 by Jennie Sandford in Hyperlocal Research Showcase | no comments

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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James Clarke, The Hub at Ashmore Park talks at Creative Citizens Fair

July 29th, 2015 by Jennie Sandford in Hyperlocal Showcase | no comments

Another great talk from the Creative Citizens Fair in June. Here, James Clarke of hyperlocal website WV11.co.uk talks about his experiences setting up The Hub at Ashmore Park in Wolverhampton. The community space houses a library, fitness centre and cafe and runs all sorts of activities and events supported by a staggering 387 hours of volunteering a […]

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Pamela Pinski, Digbeth Is Good talks at Creative Citizens Fair

July 28th, 2015 by Jennie Sandford in Hyperlocal Showcase | no comments

Here’s the first video talk from our Creative Citizens Fair in June. Pamela Pinski runs the Digbeth is Good hyperlocal website (and Twitter/Facebook) and similar activity for Digbeth Residents Association.  Pamela talks about her ‘hyperlocal family’ and gives plenty of advice and tips for anyone starting up their own hyperlocal news site.

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Creative Citizens: A Photo Collection – #12

July 24th, 2015 by Jennie Sandford in Hyperlocal Research Showcase | no comments

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 – #11

July 17th, 2015 by Jennie Sandford in Hyperlocal Research Showcase | no comments

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

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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Phone box to news box – taking the glass off community notice boards

June 2nd, 2015 by Jerome Turner in Hyperlocal | no comments

I was recently on holiday in the north of England, but it seems that creative citizens have a habit of following you around. Coming out of a restaurant in the tiny village of Hutton Magna, this stopped me in my tracks. Being a nosy fellow, I had a look inside and was both pleased and excited by […]

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A social network for democracy?

April 8th, 2015 by Jennie Sandford in Creative Networks Hyperlocal Research | no comments

Today, we’re pleased to feature a guest post by Simon Gray /@simonjgray: I remember back during the 2010 General Election campaign, there were no (that I could discover) fully open public hustings events organised for my then-constituency, Birmingham Ladywood. The nearest to any hustings event I could find was one organised in the Council House […]

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chester.website – the city wiki

April 1st, 2015 by Jennie Sandford in Hyperlocal Research | no comments

Miljenko Williams started chester.website at the beginning of 2015. It’s a city wiki, designed so people who live and work in Chester and the surrounding area can build a website together: read, edit, add to, use and re-use. I first came across Miljenko and the site on Twitter, and I was really struck by his […]

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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

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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