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Registration is now open for Utopia and Connected Communities Conference

Registration is now open for Utopia and Connected Communities: a one day conference at the British Library on the 7th of December!   You can register via our Eventbrite page. The deadline for registration is the 21st of November. Read more.

Funding Opportunity! Catalyst Fund 2nd Call

The Connected Communities Catalyst Fund Aims and purpose The Connected Communities Catalyst Fund is intended to support the consolidation of exciting new ideas arising from the Connected Communities programme. Specifically, the fund is intended to explore the question: What new insights relating to the nature, dynamics and role of communities are emerging from CC projects? Read more.

Fabric of Faith Project

The Fabric of Faith project is an AHRC funded collaborative arts project undertaken by the ‘Making Suburban Faith: Design, material culture and popular creativity’ team with artist Katy Beinart. The project emerges from their research on creativity within faith communities in Ealing and Hanwell and particularly the significance of textiles for different faith groups. Read more.

Anticipation 2017 Conference

We are pleased to announce that the 2nd International Conference on Anticipation will be held in London on 8th-10th November 2017.  Anticipation 2017 is a unique, radically interdisciplinary forum for exploring how ideas of the future inform action in the present. Read more.

Tomorrow Becomes Yesterday in M-Magazine

Singer songwriter Jo Mango has teamed up with Adem, Admiral Fallow’s Louis Abbott and university researchers to lead a multidisciplinary exploration of climate change and sustainability. The project, When Tomorrow Becomes Yesterday, aims to bring together academic, musical, artistic and practical knowledge to imagine a future in a more sustainable world. Read more.

Call For Papers: Utopia and Connected Communities

Date:                           7 December 2016 Location:                    British Library, London   The only thing real is waking and rubbing your eyes. Read more.

The Impact of (Jazz) Festivals, article and short film

George McKay and postdoctoral research assistant Dr Emma Webster are pleased to draw attention to the newest output from their Connected Communities project, The Impact of Festivals. This project is in collaboration with research partner the EFG London Jazz Festival. The new output is a peer-reviewed article for Jazz Research Journal focussed on the impact of jazz festivals in particular. Read more.

Connected Communities Film Makers Nominated for AHRC Film Award

Two films that were created as part of this year’s Community Futures and Utopias Festival have been nominated for the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s 2016 Research in Film Awards. Read more.

Community Futures and Utopias Festival Blog

Over the last few months Connected Communities Projects up and down the country have been taking part in the Community Futures and Utopias Festival. Read more.