Community gardening, creativity and everyday culture


Principal Investigator: Prof Andrew Church (University of Brighton)
Co-investigators: Dr Niamh Moore, Ms Alice Fox, Professor Angie Hart, George McKay, Neil Ravenscroft
Duration: From 2010 to 2011

This project seeks to demonstrate the potential, challenges and capacity of innovative shared creative activities for developing community connections and identities through transformative experiences. It does so in the context of the everyday cultural practice of community farming and gardening. It works with communities that are involved in communal food growing in Sussex, Manchester, and inner London. The community collaborators themselves also wish to continue and deepen the engagement with each other, the academic collaborators and other shared interest communities. The project also demonstrates the role of arts-based creative activity.