Community Led Design

Enhancing creative engagement in community-led design

In this strand we seek to understand how media can support and add value to community-led design projects. These are where local people come together to redesign spaces and services in their neighbourhood, such as opening up an old building as a community hub, creating a neighbourhood plan or providing new activities. This approach is increasingly being adopted as a means of ensuring that new buildings and other products reflect the needs, creativity and aspirations of the people who use them. Social media and web tools may offer new opportunities for community-led design and the ways in which citizens take part in the process, make their stamp or reach an audience that is more representative of the community.

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Creative Citizens: A Photo Collection – #19

September 11th, 2015 by Jennie Sandford in Community-led Design Research | 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 – #17

August 28th, 2015 by Jennie Sandford in Community-led Design 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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