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Community Media Spheres and the Creative Citizen


Grant Holder: Professor Ian Hargreaves and a consortium of colleagues from five institutions: University of West of England, Birmingham University, Open University, Royal College of Art, Birmingham City University.

Researcher: Dr Caroline Chapain, Lecturer, Centre for Urban and Regional Studies, University of Birmingham

Funder: AHRC Connected Communities Programme

Period:March 2011 to July 2011

This project is scoping the potential for a major research intervention designed to understand the facts on the ground of contemporary media networks – their strengths and vulnerabilities – with a view to informing policy-making relevant to regional, local and ultra-local media provision and design.

An important aspect of this understanding arises from the capacity for individuals and communities of place and interest to generate and co-create their own media platforms, solutions and discourses through acts of “creative citizenship.”