The Connected Communities Projects have produced a wide variety of resources from reports to films. Many of these resources are available through the links on this page. Individual project websites are also a great place to look for resources and further information - you can access them through our Project Pages.

Creative Participation in Place-making

This project explored how three ‘pioneer communities’ in Newcastle, Cumbria and Bristol use creativity to involve themselves in place-making and planning practices after initial struggles to have a voice in process. Read more

Stimulating Participation in the Informal Creative Economy

SPICE (Stimulating Participation in the Informal Creative Economy) investigated the informal creative economies that grow up around cultural heritage in England. Read more

The role of complexity in the creative economies: connecting people, ideas and practice

The research project explored the importance of complexity theory approaches and methods in investigating aspects of the creative economy. Read more

Harnessing Creative Clusters to Civil Society and the Digital Economy

This project sought to understand the creative and activist practices of issue-based clusters, and to explore the ways in which these practices might be helped or hindered by digital technologies. Read more

University of the Village

University of the Village interrogated the barriers facing rural communities in accessing university outreach programmes. Read more

Using 3D Print Technology to Bring Lost Buildings Back to Life, Video

The project uses the latest technologies in 3D computer animation, 3D printing, 3D modeling and mobile geo-location to observe, analyse, understand and interpret historic buildings and the people and artefacts associated with them. Read more

On Shared Ground: Video

The film brings together footage collected by community participants using Go-Pro cameras, oral history recordings and spoken word performances to explore what hill forts at three different locations mean to those that use them. Read more

Measuring Big Society: Video

Original animation commissioned by the Universities of Glasgow & Edinburgh as part of a campaign to measure how the concept of ‘Big Society’ will work across different areas of the UK. Read more

Community gardening, creativity and everyday culture: Video

This film tells the story of a one-day event in September, 2012, in Tablehurst Farm in Sussex, which was designed to celebrate the cooperation of three different food growing communities. Read more