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Wiki-Waste-Workshop goes global

Our knowledge exchange network turning waste into sustainable opportunities grows locally and globally

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Pub-products at the Bevy Community Pub February 2017

Students from 3D Design and Craft help us create products for the Bevy Pub Brighton (first community owned pub on a social housing estate in the UK).

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New Place-Maker-Space for Newhaven Fort February 2017

Progress on the installation of the new Place-Maker-Space at Newhaven Fort. A cultural catalyst we hope that includes 'live projects' developed by student's from the University. Watch this space for the next phase including the launch and onsite activites.

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Nick presents to Government departments May 2016

Community21 founder presents our engagement tools to Cabinet Office and DCLG teams.

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Inclusive community consultation

Do you have a community project, issue, opportunity or plan you would like to creatively develop? We would like to hear from you.

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Place-Maker-Space Brighton

The Community21 Place-Maker-Space is the central Brighton 'Urban Room'. A space for communities and stakeholders to come together to collaboratively envision the places where they live, work or study.

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Over 120 visions generated by engaged young citizens in 4 days!

Got to be a record for a neighbourhood plan!? Our creative community workshop in the County Town of Lewes

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Designing Resilience June 2016

Presenting resilience tools at the AHRC Utopia Festival at Somerset House London

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Mapping the sustainable city

Check out all the community eco-initiatives happening in the city centre of Brighton gathered using our bespoke mapping tool. Thanks to Brighton folks and the students of the community ecology module for getting it started!

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'Well-Making' workshop at EU Design Days Brussels. September 2016.

Nick takes the notion of maker-spaces for community health provision to a prestigious EU workshop.

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Thought for the Fort

We are working with Newhaven Fort to develop the site as a modern contemporary community and cultural centre.

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Designing Resileince event November 2015

Community21 have teamed up with Boing Boing and young people from across the country to collaboratively design resilience tools.

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International Community Mapping Exchange September 2015

Community21 and The Community University Partnership Programme (CUPP) bring together local and global community mappers to plan networking.

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Envisioning the city event June 2015

Young and older people from the city centre community come together to envision the future of the Valley Gardens area of Brighton.

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Community21 meet Dept Prime Minister Nick Clegg February 2015

Talking Town Tapestry gets shown by invitation to the Deputy Prime Minister

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Re-publicing the Public House

Co-making products to promote diverse publics of the community pub.

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Wiki-Waste-Workshop (South Africa)

Utilising waste and open-tools to provide community development opportunities in South Africa.

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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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Re-discovering wildlife

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

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Your village in 2061!

Future Village - intergenerational envisioning. This project engaged a group of teens and a group of older people (in their eighties) and got them discussing their community in the past and present and envisioning their village in 2061! See what they came up with!

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