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Creative citizens: Researching the value of creative citizenship through co-creative action research (A ‘transmedia’ case study)

Sobers, Shawn; Dovey, Jonathan; Agusita, Emma; Baidoo, Vincent

Authors

Shawn Sobers Shawn.Sobers@uwe.ac.uk
Associate Professor - Cultural Interdisciplinary Practice

Jon Dovey Jonathan.Dovey@uwe.ac.uk
Research Centre Director DCRC/ Professor

Emma Agusita Emma3.Agusita@uwe.ac.uk
Senior Lecturer in Cultural Industries

Vincent Baidoo



Abstract

This presentation shares the approach and findings of a case study that explored how ‘South Blessed’, an informal youth network of creative citizens in Bristol, generates value through its activities. South Blessed showcases a diversity of young, creative talent from South West England in music, fashion, poetry, skateboarding, street art, graffiti, film, comics, media activism and journalism. The study, part of a multi-institution AHRC Connected Communities project called Media, Community and the Creative Citizen, attempted to articulate the community or civic benefits of this informal network
of people, struggling for success in the creative economy.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Start Date Dec 3, 2014
Publication Date Dec 4, 2014
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
APA6 Citation Sobers, S., Dovey, J., Agusita, E., & Baidoo, V. (2014, December). Creative citizens: Researching the value of creative citizenship through co-creative action research (A ‘transmedia’ case study). Paper presented at Engage Conference 2014: Unlocking the Potential of Curiosity-Driven Engagement
Keywords creative citizens, informal networks, community media, creative economy, transmedia
Publisher URL http://www.publicengagement.ac.uk/events/engage-conference-2014
Related Public URLs http://creativecitizens.co.uk/
Additional Information Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : Engage Conference 2014: Unlocking the Potential of Curiosity-Driven Engagement
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