Creativity matters: The OU wins £226,000 to investigate creative citizenship

A research project is delving into the challenge of how new media can help citizens to shape their own environment. The Open University has been awarded GBP226,000 to undertake research on ‘community-led design’, which will establish the value of creative citizens engaged in designing their own communities including public spaces, community facilities, housing or neighbourhood regeneration.

The research funds have been secured as part of a GBP1.4million Media, Community and the Creative Citizen grant, led by Cardiff University’s Professor Ian Hargreaves.

The grant is jointly funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council as part of the Cross-Council Connected Communities and Digital Economy Programmes.

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