Creative Networks

Creative communities and places: between informal and formal creative networks

In this strand, we explore the relationship between current and emerging media ecologies within local networks of formal and informal creative practitioners and their linkages to places. The informal creative economy is driven by dreams, a bootstrapping process led by music and media production, but fashion, graffiti, comics, anime and other art forms are all in the mix. This creative energy may lead to the emergence of buoyant creative communities and places.  Our investigation is sited in a continuum from informal, aspirational, semi-professional networks to identified creative clusters and looks at what kinds of value are enacted and created as subjects strive to move from the informal into the formal and economically viable milieu.

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Creative Citizens: A Photo Collection – #19

September 11th, 2015 by Jennie Sandford in Community-led Design Research | no comments

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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 – #18

September 4th, 2015 by Jennie Sandford in Research Showcase | no comments

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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

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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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