Unearth Hidden Assets through Community Co-design and Co-production


Principal Investigator: Dr Busayawan Lam, Brunel University
Co-investigators: Dr Theodore Zamenopoulos, Open University; Dr Martin Philips, University of Leicester; Professor Mihaela Kelemen, Keele University
Collaborators: The Glass-House Community Led Design; Wiltshire Council; Tidworth Mums; HealthWORKS Newcastle; The New Vic Theatre; Newcastle-under-Lyme; Kindle Partnerships; Shinfield Rise Community; Alison Gilchrist, Community Development Consultant
Duration: From 2013 to 2014

We believe that each community has many valuable assets, for example people
and spaces. However, many assets may not be visible to the majority of
community members. This collaborative project works with
communities to uncover hidden assets and unlock their potential.
Creative hands-on approaches commonly used in co-design and
co-production practices are employed to attract a wide range of people
in order to discover assets in an engaging way and put them into good