Tag Archives: Creativity

Creative, community development and facilitation skills for healthy, prosperous, beautiful places – Raynsford Review #5

This is the final of five posts, outlining the TCPA’s Raynsford Review of 2018, and its reframing of the English Planning System, which I think could be both a highly useful discussion opportunity and potentially a practical tool for communities, … Continue reading

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Connecting Five Ways to Wellbeing to qualities of creativity

During the researching of a Teacher’s Resource Pack for a Time to Change project I’ve been part of in Leeds (with Space2) – I came across the New Economics Foundation’s Five Ways to Wellbeing, written in 2008. The 5 ways … Continue reading

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Generous responses to researching Continuous Productive Urban Landscapes in Leeds

At the Urban Food Justice launch event Andre Viljoen presented his research on CPULS Continuous Productive Urban Landscapes – the need to develop sustainable urban food production within the boundaries and the edges of cities. He cited case studies from … Continue reading

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Activism and social change workshop #3

Chris’ presentation was fascinating and engaging on a number of levels, but a couple of other things really stood out for me. 1. Through his researches working with people in a range of activist fields, he found that people often … Continue reading

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Activism and social change workshop #2

At the outset of the workshop Chris outlined his own background in the form of a chronological timeline (shaped like a fishbone, moving left to right) – telling us of the influences in his life as an activist, which had … Continue reading

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Activism and social change workshop #1

On the 3rd of May I attended a workshop on Activism and Social Change, set up by Together4Peace (www.t4p.org.uk) and led by Chris Erskine. The workshop brought around 30 people together to hear Chris outline his research on activism and … Continue reading

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Precarious-ness #2

Whilst continuing to think about precarity, I’ve been wondering about making a link to some of the qualities that some creative people show; being prepared to take risks, enjoying a challenge, being versatile and flexible in times of change. It … Continue reading

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Precarious-ness #1

I’ve recently attended a discussion group ran by the ‘Really Open University’, held at Space Project (spaceproject.org.uk) on Mabgate Green Leeds (16.2.12). The discussion was around ‘Debt, austerity and precarity’, exploring what these terms mean. I was very interested in … Continue reading

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Creative Transition #3

In Rob Hopkins ‘Transition Handbook’, he emphasises the value of creativity, creative people and artists and bringing them into the process of Transition. “(Tom Atlee)… talks of the potential power of bringing together activists, creative writers and journalists to form … Continue reading

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Creative Transition #1

18 months ago I read Rob Hopkins ‘Transition Handbook; from oil to dependency to local resistance’ (2008). I found much of the thinking within of real interest in terms of Waymarking’s practice. With the triple crunch (global financial crisis, peak … Continue reading

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