Research – planning

Co-creation Network (January 2017-December 2020)

Part of the EU-funded Rise programme, Co-Creation is a new 4-year project that aims to bring together different actors, such as researchers, policymakers, residents and artists, to ‘co-create’ understanding about different urban neighbourhoods and to address disadvantage.

The project has three main objectives:

Firstly, we aim to develop an innovative conceptual framework for the analysis of socio-spatial segregation, including territorial stigmatisation, that integrates interdisciplinary theoretical approaches ranging from urban planning, human geography, political science, urban sociology, and literary criticism.

Secondly, we aim to develop a new methodological tool, that of ‘Co-Creation’, that brings together residents, artists, researchers and urban practitioners to address territorial stigmatisation and to test it in different case study cities.

Thirdly, we propose to draw up policy guidelines and recommendations for policy makers in different cities, to advise on how the Co-Creation method can be applied to address stigmatisation, and to improve wellbeing in disadvantaged neighbourhoods.

A series of case studies will be run in 2019 in each of the seven partner cities (Oxford, Bath/Bristol, Berlin, Brussels, Paris, Rio, Mexico City), where the Co-Creation method will be applied in specific neighbourhoods, bringing together different actors, stakeholders, residents and artists to ‘co-create’ knowledge and understanding about each district.

Anticipated outputs:

  • Conceptual framework
  • Co-creation methodology
  • Case studies
  • Policy recommendations
  • Final Report

Related publication: Localism and neighbourhood planning: power to the people? Policy Press 2017. Sue Brownill, Quentin Bradley (eds)

Keywords: co-creation, co-creation methodology, socio-spatial segregation, stigmatisation

Contributed by: Sue Brownill, Oxford Brookes University, University of Bath and EU partners

 


 

 

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