Creative & Digital

What is the role of communities in stimulating creativity and innovation, particularly in the UK’s rapidly growing creative and digital economies?

Collaborative Fiction Writing With Community Groups: A Practitioner Guide

This guide aims to provide some insight into the ways two projects have approached writing with community groups, and a starting-point for others who may want to engage in similar projects. One project, Life Chances, produced a co-written fictional novel, and the other project, Stories2Connect, produced 48 short stories. Read more

Making-Centric: Community Co-speculation, Prototyping Future Thinking as Living Heritage Report

Maker-Centric is one of a series of participatory arts research projects across the UK that takes a material placed-based approach to engaging communities in speculative co-design. Read more

Universities, Cities & Communities: Co-Creating Urban Living Report

How can cities engage with their their citizens to address longstanding issues and open up new possibilities?   This report brings together projects from the Connected Communities Programme and Urban Living Partnership, in order to address the question of urban engagement. Read more

The Birth Project Film

Births can be traumatising for all involved; obstetricians and midwives are subject to very different stresses to the women they serve. Yet all those witnessing the birth (and death) of babies may also be traumatised – both professionals and birth-partners. Read more

Creative Practice as Mutual Recovery Film

Births can be traumatising for all involved; obstetricians and midwives are subject to very different stresses to the women they serve. Yet all those witnessing the birth (and death) of babies may also be traumatised – both professionals and birth-partners. Read more

The Birth Project Interim Report

Births can be traumatising for all involved; obstetricians and midwives are subject to very different stresses to the women they serve. Yet all those witnessing the birth (and death) of babies may also be traumatised – both professionals and birth-partners. Read more

Imagining the Past and Future of Community Podcast

In this podcast from the Sociological Review our Digital Fellow Mark Carrigan speaks to Mick Carpenter and Ben Kyneswood about Imagine Hillfields, part of a national project looking at the ways society imagines its present and future. Read more

Evaluating the Legacy of Animative and Iterative Connected Communities Projects: reflections on methodological legacies

There is a growing interest in the idea that research impact matters and that as researchers we should seek to maximise the impact of our research wherever possible. Read more

Map Your Bristol

This is promotional video for Map Your Bristol – a participatory historical mapping website and app that enables users to explore, co-create historical content on the move. Read more

Where is Bristol’s History?

This animation responds to the question “Where is Bristol’s history?”. It sets traditional, expert-led approaches to historical research against co-produced and crowd-sourced history suggesting there is history in variety of everyday places waiting to be uncovered. Read more