Soundings and Findings: A Connected Communities Research Conference

AGM orangeUEP’s PI, Andy Miles introduces the UEP panel at the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s (AHRC) Soundings and Findings conference, together with slides and audio from contributors.

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Marking Out Boundaries, Making Up Places: Everyday Participation and Constructions of Cultural Value

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UEP researchers, Delyth, Jill, Mark, Lisanne, Andy and Susan present at the British Sociological conference 2015 on a UEP panel, organised by our Principal Investigator, Andy Miles Continue reading

BBC’s Thinking Allowed: The British Weekend

Jill Ebrey talks everyday participation and the British weekend on BBC’s Thinking Allowed

This programme, first broadcast in 2010, introduces the weekend as a subject for debate. Featuring Jill Ebrey and Richard Reeves (Director of the think tank Demos), it traces a history of the weekend from its origins in the nineteenth century Saturday half-day holiday, through a high point in the second half of the twentieth century to its possible demise in the deregulated twenty first century. Based around Jill’s research with supermarket workers in Salford, it considers how everyday participation in the social and collective life of the weekend is constrained by working on Saturdays and Sundays. Continue reading

A researcher’s journey into understanding everyday participation in Glasgow

ruth circleRuth Webber invites you to follow her journey                                   into understanding everyday participation in Glasgow                       by way of her new blog

Ruths blog headerGovanhill Community Baths – where I met with Jim, who told me about the 13 year long struggle to regain community ownership following its closure in 2001. It has now been opened again for 2 and a half years. He showed me around this majestic (and cold!) building and talked to me about plans, projects, including a vision to eventually have community allotments in the cubicles under the huge glass roof, where people would be able to grow and eat their own food

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Introducing the Aberdeen case study

Principal Investigator and lead on Aberdeen case study, Andy Miles, introduces the work taking place there

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Work on the Aberdeen case study began in February 2014.  Aberdeen is one of two UEP cultural ecosystem studies in Scotland that have been funded primarily by Creative Scotland, the public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries, which is particularly interested in what it calls ‘edge’ communities. Continue reading

Everyday Participation in Parliament

In December the Understanding Everyday Participation – Articulating Cultural Values project (UEP) was chosen by the AHRC to highlight its cross-Research Council, Connected Communities programme at a high profile Research Councils UK (RCUK) event in the House of Commons. Entitled Underpinning UK Growth and Well-Being, the purpose of this event was to raise awareness of the impact and benefits of publicly funded research with parliamentarians, peers and business.

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