Engaging Design: creative interventions for social engagement
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A Place-Maker-Space for Newhaven Fort

We create a 'pop-up' exhibition and creative engagement space for envisioning a new future for this historic building.

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'Sole-searching'

Elevating the social and cultural as well as the economic value of waste

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Widening Participation

Co-designing innovative engagement tools for The National Collaborative Outreach Programme

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Place-Maker-Space Brighton

Community21 creates an 'urban room' for Brighton

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On Our Doorsteps - Local Design Activism

A mini festival of collaborative making exploring'design localism' and 'making' community culture. #Crafting communities.

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Envisioning the living city 2030

Stakeholder engagement and mapping workshop for Brighton and Hove City Council policy teams.

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Beach waste into 'Flip-flops'

This community clean up project from 2011 with The Marine Conservation Society looks at how to literally 'make a difference'.

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Growing the Grangemead Garden

Our latest maker-space is a shed in a care home garden. 'Well-making / Making-well'.

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Wiki-Waste-Workshop South Africa

Using waste and the internet to empower sustainable development in underdeveloped communities in South Africa and Asia.

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Young Digital Citizenship

Engaging young people in local politics and neighbourhood planning using accessible technology.

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Greenhouse community recycling centre and re-use shop

This former bus depot is turned into an award winning community re-use centre.

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Den Building

Promoting intergenerational exchange and engagement with the natural environment through co-designed and sustainable recreational spaces.

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Widening particpation fashion workshop 'Labels'

Diversifying access to higher education whilst exploring personal identity through fashion.

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Waste Opportunities

Community21 map city resources and help establish material meanings for EU social housing project.

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Your village in 2061!

Intergenerational envisioning of the future village by remembering the past.

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Re-discovering wildlife

Engaging the public in urban nature and rewilding the city centre!

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Open mapping tool

Our tool allows you to create fantastic bespoke maps

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Product Life Workshop

Exploring our social and cultural relationships to products and extending their lifespans.

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Marriage of Materials

Exploring cultural value of collaborative material compositions

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Meaning Making at PUMA

We present waste materials research to fashion and sportswear industry

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100% Sustainable 2008 'Models of Sustainable Design' 2008

Exhibit and engagement space asks industrial community what is 100% sustainable?

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Designing Resilience

Co-producing tools for promoting resilience and well-being in young people with complex needs

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100% Sustainable 2007

Engaging industry on a village green at London Design Festival.

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Bright-space 2004

Origami geo-dome cold-formed from 100% recycled PETG light and strong.

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