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The bold agency of making something out of nothing

Sobers, Shawn


Shawn Sobers
Professor of Cultural Interdisciplinary Practice


From slave trade tours, music videos, activist documentary and independent journalism, Bristol has a vibrant tradition of DIY culture which links creativity to civic engagement and personal and social impacts. This talk draws on a range of examples including from a large scale AHRC research project called Creative Citizens, which is looking at what impacts an informal network of dreamers and makers with DIY ethos at their heart, are having on localised commerce, education, popular culture and civic engagement and accountability.


Sobers, S. (2014, May). The bold agency of making something out of nothing. Paper presented at DIY Citizenship Symposium, Bristol, UK

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Conference Name DIY Citizenship Symposium
Conference Location Bristol, UK
Start Date May 28, 2014
End Date May 28, 2014
Publication Date May 28, 2014
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Keywords DIY creativity, DIY citizenship, community media, activist media, youth media
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Additional Information Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : DIY Citizenship Symposium