Creative & Digital

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

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


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

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

Goldsmiths Tea Party event videos

Video created to capture and disseminate a tea party event at the Goldsmiths Community Centre food place café. The event aimed to raise awareness about various activities by local groups around the theme of health and wellbeing. Read more

Seeing Things Differently Booklet

This booklet and set of accompanying tools tell the story of the collaboration of the OU team with various groups and individuals active in Goldsmiths Community Centre and surrounding area in Lewisham, South London. Read more

Exchange Stories Digital Storytelling Platform

The ‘Exchange stories’ is an ongoing digital storytelling project begun by the University of Birmingham and Moseley Community Development (CDT) in 2013. The aim is to capture the many different stories, experiences and journeys of the people who live and work in Moseley to make them more visible to people within and outside the neighbourhood. Read more

Exchange Stories – the making of a digital storytelling project

A video capturing the making of the Exchange Stories project. The ‘Exchange stories’ is an ongoing digital storytelling project begun by the University of Birmingham and Moseley Community Development (CDT) in 2013. Read more

Tangible Memories Film

This film, specially commissioned for the AHRC’s 10th anniversary looks at the Tangible Memories Project which started in 2013. The ‘Tangible Memories: Community in Care’ project involves researchers from the University of Bristol who have been working alongside Alive! activities, artists (Stand + Stare and Heidi Hinder) and care home residents, staff and managers from across the city of Bristol. Read more

Aggie’s Christmas Spirit

The project team gathered local people together in a village pub and brought the university to them – through the use of technology and super fast broadband. As part of the project, participants made a film about their village and village life – Aggie’s Christmas Spirit. Read more