This page is regularly updated by the Connected Communities Team and individual projects with upcoming events. These events are a great way for everyone, from researchers and community partners to members of the public, to get involved in the programme.

Leapfrog Summer School: Action Research, Engagement, & Co-design

, 5 July 2016

The Leapfrog Team invite Early Career Researchers (ECRs) from across the Arts and Humanities to participate in a Summer School from the 5th–­7th July 2016 at The Institute of Design Innovation¹s Highland Studio in Forres –­ a beautiful town in the North of Scotland. Read more

Administrators Network Workshop

University of Bristol, 6 July 2016 11:30 am

This workshop will explore the issues around administration and project management for collaborative research projects. It is aimed at any member of professional services staff who works with research projects engaging with community partners or other external collaborators.  We will explore issues around data management, finance procedures, contracts and HR regulations. Read more

Imagining Better Futures

Millennium Gallery, 7 September 2016

Save the date! We are co-producing a bringing together of the Imagine Project’s work next year at the Millennium Gallery, Sheffield. Together we will reflect on what we have learnt from our combined work with communities across the Imagine Project and how this has shaped their visions for the future. Read more

Maker-Centric at Birmingham Heritage Open Day

Soho House Museum, 10 September 2016 11:00 am

10th Sept 2016. 11am to 3pm. Free What would an ideal future for community life in Handsworth look like to you? Drop in and get your imagination going using metalwork to craft your ideas. Also see the colourful praxinoscope (an early form of animation) produced as part of the Maker-Centric project organised by Craftspace. Read more

Futures that didn’t happen: York’s Inner Ring Road

York Explore Libraries and Archives, 13 September 2016 6:00 pm

Join our My Future York research team to explore the plans – developed in the 1960s and 1970s – for York’s Inner Ring Road. The plans would have seen large-scale demolition and were contested by local activists through local action groups and a campaign called York 2000. We will visit areas that would have been affected by the plans – we will finish the tour up in a local pub to debate the implications of these plans for community involvement in York’s future planning today. Part of the My Future York project. Read more

Building Online Archives of Community Stories

, 19 September 2016 11:00 am

Who is the workshop for? This workshop is primarily for community groups and community members who have been gathering materials with a view to archiving, or who already have a physical archive, or an existing website and would like to enhance the usability of their materials. Read more

Jazz in the City/Festivals and the City/Musicians in the City

Level 5 Function Room/Southbank Centre, 12 November 2016 2:00 pm

The London Jazz Festival’s Researcher in Residence Dr Emma Webster and Professor George McKay of the UEA, will explore the programme of events and their current AHRC project The Impact of Festivals. Read more

(Bath Spa) Hope and Fear in Times of Change

Burdall's Yard, 19 November 2016 2:00 pm

Perhaps we used to think of climate change as something that happens in far-flung places, and in the distant future. Read more

Yorktopia 2026

Hiscox, 23 November 2016 6:00 pm

Drop in   The My Future York research project are working in collaboration with visual arts and music students from York St John University and Vespertine – a contemporary arts project – to ask the question: Will the future be more like the past than the present? Read more

Utopia and Connected Communities: a one-day conference

The British Library, 7 December 2016 10:00 am

As we reach the end of the 500th anniversary year of the publication of Thomas More’s Utopia, we want to reflect on the relation between utopia and community as articulated, explored and problematised across the various utopian or utopia-centred activities of the Connected Communities programme over the past 12-18 months. Read more

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