Civil Society & Social Innovation

How can individuals and communities make their voices heard, what are the barriers to community empowerment and how can social innovation and wider participation be enhanced?

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Part of the London Festival of Architecture. Supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (as part of their Connected Communities Festival), Middlesex University and the research project ‘Hydrocitizenship’. Video produced by Sara Penrhyn Jones & sound by Richard Gott. Huge thanks to photographer and artist Michelle Claire (MIA) for allowing the use of her still photographs. Read more

Doing and evaluating community research

This guide aims to help community partners and academics maximise the benefits of research that is coproduced between communities and academic researchers based in a university. Read more

Beyond the Creative Campus: Reflections on the evolving relationship between higher education and the creative economy

This booklet summarises and critically reflects on discussions and ideas emerging from a two year research network project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) in the UK (AH/J005800/1) entitled “Beyond the Campus: Connecting Knowledge and Creative Practice Communities Across Higher Education and the Creative Economy”. Read more

Introduction to the Connected Communities Programme – Slides

Prof. Keri Facer, Connected Communities Leadership Fellow, gave a presentation at the University of Aberdeen in February 2015 introducing the programme to a variety of researchers and administrators. Read more

Heritage Community Partner Workshop Illustrations

The Heritage Community Partnership Legacy Workshop was a full day workshop for heritage community partners working with Connected Communities projects. It took place on 15th December 2014 and included thirty-four community partners from twenty-one community groups. Read more

Community Partner Workshop Report

On 12th of January 21 community partners working with universities on Connected Communities projects came together to discuss their experiences, and explore the value of this work. Read more

Heritage Community Partner Legacy Workshop Report

The Heritage Community Partnership Legacy Workshop was a full day workshop for heritage community partners working with Connected Communities projects. It took place on 15th December 2014 and included thirty-four community partners from twenty-one community groups. Read more

Co-Production: Creating Social Justice through Research: Working Notes from a Connected Communities Research Symposium

The aims of the Symposium were: • To create an opportunity for individuals from community, arts and academic fields to reflect together on the research cultures and practices that might contribute to greater social and economic equality • To explore the contribution of Connected Communities research projects to creating research cultures capable of addressing longstanding inequalities • To lay the Read more

Community Film Making & Cultural Diversity Conference, Video

Dr Sarita Malik introduces the Community Filmmaking and Cultural Diversity: Policy, Innovation and Practice conference at the BFI Southbank, London January 22nd and 23rd 2014. Read more

Exploring Personal Communities: A Review of Volunteering Processes

The aim of the review is to explore the personal community through the lens of volunteering in order to shed light on the ways in which individuals experience and adjust to one another within and across communities. Read more