Resources

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.

Activating the archive: rethinking the role of traditional archives for local activist projects

This article explores the way archival material has the potential to become a core component of activism, through an evaluation of an AHRC-funded collaborative research project on the histories and futures of local food in Liverpool. Read more

Community Connections

In June 2015 community partners in Wester Hailes, Edinburgh, and the Valuing Different Perspectives Project (University of Stirling) and ACCORD Project (Glasgow School of Art) organised the Community Connections festival fortnight, supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council Connected Communities Distributed Festival. Read more

Starting from Values: Evaluating Intangible Legacies of Connected Communities Projects

We set out to explore the following question: ‘what difference have Connected Communities projects made: what are their legacies?’ Community-engaged research tends to be evaluated in research terms. This does not reflect the broader legacies for all partners and participants. ‘Starting from values’ re-sets the balance and provides a mechanism for understanding and valuing different perspectives. Read more

Re­‐presenting poverties: the cultural politics of participatory film

A discussion paper for an AHRC symposium on social justice and the Connected Communities Programme. Read more

Remaking society

In this pilot demonstrator project, four community arts and media organisations committed to engagement with autonomous and dynamic communities drew on the creativity of local people. Together they either addressed issues, solved problems or generated alternatives – sometimes all three. Read more

Performing Abergavenny: creating a connected community beyond divisions of class, locality and history

How can we use the arts and humanities to support community cohesion in Abergavenny? This was the question that a group of Abergavenny citizens and the researchers asked. This project was jointly designed, created and produced by researchers and townspeople in partnership with town and county councils and a number of community groups. Read more

Community as micro-sociality and the new localism agenda

The project explored the making of community through small everyday acts of communication and the sharing of affect or feeling. Read more

Producing Historical Abergavenny: The Cultural Value and role of Social Media in promoting Historical Awareness in one Town

This project emerged from the performing Abergavenny Project and was an investigation into the reasons behind the phenomenal success of the Facebook page Forgotten Abergavenny. The project sort to understand the personal experience and cultural value attached to the use of the Facebook page Forgotten Abergavenny. Read more

Utopias, Futures and Temporalities Conference: Images

This two-day interdisciplinary symposium brought together researchers, Civil Society Organisations, NGOs and other groups concerned with questions of social and environmental change, humanitarian challenges, and community empowerment and participation, with philosophers, artists, historians, theorists, social scientists and other disciplines concerned with questions of temporality, futures and utopias. Read more

Utopias, Futures and Temporalities Conference: Abstracts

This two-day interdisciplinary symposium brought together researchers, Civil Society Organisations, NGOs and other groups concerned with questions of social and environmental change, humanitarian challenges, and community empowerment and participation, with philosophers, artists, historians, theorists, social scientists and other disciplines concerned with questions of temporality, futures and utopias. Read more