Film: Creativity, media and place

Scaling Up Co-design Research and Practice was a one-year, collaborative research project (funded under the AHRC’s Connected Communities programme) that set out to explore how the impact and reach of the work of civil society can be scaled up through co-design practices.

As part of the project, The Glass-House Community Led Design, Sheffield-based social enterprise Silent Cities and the Open University worked together with a number of other partners to support marginalised groups develop digital skills and build creative environments to help them engage and contribute to placemaking.

This film showcases some of the creative outputs of participants that explore different relationships with place:

  • photography and a podcast about exclusion and inclusion in place created by Community Journalists from Silent Cities during a workshop exploring place with The Glass-House
  • a short film and photography by Year 10 students from Sacred Heart Catholic School in Elephant and Castle, exploring their relationship with their school environment, following initial training by Silent Cities and The Glass-House Community Led Design.