The Imagine Project: Culture and the role of civic engagement

We recently held the fourth Imagine project annual event on the theme of ‘culture and the role of civic engagement’ and we’d like to share a little bit of the experience with other Connected Community people. Read more


Call for contributions: Reggae Research Network Symposium at UEA, 25 Jan 2017

Reggae Research Network: Reggae as/and Transatlantic Musical Culture AHRC network 2016-17, Call for Contributions   ‘One good thing about music is when it hits you, you feel no pain.’ Bob Marley, ‘Trenchtown rock’ (1973)   DEADLINE 8 DECEMBER 2016   This Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded network is a joint initiative between the Translating Cultures theme and the Connected Communities Read more


Days in Your Life: 2016 + 2026

Blog post by Helen Graham @myfutureyork   The My Future York research project is working with people who live in York to explore and understand the issues facing the future of the city. Read more


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