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From networks to complexity - Creative Citizens project

Sobers, Shawn; Harte, Dave

Authors

Shawn Sobers Shawn.Sobers@uwe.ac.uk
Associate Professor in Film & Journalism

Dave Harte



Abstract

From Networks to Complexity: two case studies from the AHRC Creative Citizens project. From the noticeboard in the newsagent’s window to multi-layered online networks using social networking technologies, citizens are increasingly accessing networks of support that uncover previously invisible opportunities.


Such networks exist online and offline, facilitated in part by the use of social networking platforms but also through the everyday face-to-face interactions of localities. These networks are complex and dynamic and in this chapter we present two case studies where the micro-level actions of creative citizens generate impact within their communities and beyond.

We consider how such actions, supported by and amplified by networks, often have wider impacts for the creative economy and for the relationship between citizens and those in power.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Start Date Dec 10, 2015
Publication Date Dec 10, 2015
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Institution Citation Sobers, S., & Harte, D. (2015, December). From networks to complexity - Creative Citizens project. Paper presented at DCRC Cultural Value Seminars
Keywords creative citizens, diy culture, social media, community media, youth media, co-production, community led design, networks, asset mapping, complexity theory, social mobility, safe spaces, attributed sites, sites of sanctum, specific sites
Publisher URL http://culturalvalue.dcrc.org.uk/seminars/seminar-6-from-networks-to-complexity/
Additional Information Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : DCRC Cultural Value Seminars - #6