Tag: art

Research – environment and sustainability

Dundee Urban Orchard (2013-17) Dundee Urban Orchard – otherwise known as DUO – is a city-wide art and horticulture project supporting individuals, community groups and cultural organisations to plant and care for small-scale orchards across Dundee. In addition to the practical benefits of enhancing biodiversity, accessing greenspace for community use and raising awareness of where food comes from, DUO celebrate the biodiversity and cultural diversity of Dundee through art workshops, exhibitions and peer-learning events. With […]

Research – social justice

Co-production and social injustice (2018-19) Co-production implies a collaborative approach to public service reform, whereby service-users and citizens are regarded as equal partners in each stage of the process. Underpinned by a philosophy which values individuals, communities and the virtues of social capital and reciprocity; co-production contrasts starkly with traditional, service-led, top-down ways of public service reform whereby decisions are made exclusively by those in positions of power. Instead, it is an approach which endorses […]

Fighting social isolation with community and art (Make it Better)

This profile of Make it Better (a Cornish community interest charity for older people) explores just one of the ways we can fight social isolation – through arts participation. Read more: https://www.designcouncil.org.uk/resources/case-study/transform-ageing-arts-participation-creativity-can-make-it-better

Our Future Foyle

“Our Future Foyle” is a transformative, innovative cultural and health intervention focused on the River Foyle in Derry/Londonderry. The project has been developed over the past two years through extensive community and stakeholder engagement. It aims to improve the health and social well-being of everyone using the riverfront of the River Foyle, through rejuvenation and animation of the banks and bridges as a shared positive space. As a research and design project the aim is […]

Peer Mentoring Art Groups

Spotlight on a co-production story. Peer Mentoring Wales (PMW) aims to support current and ex drug and alcohol users to achieve economic independence. Most of DrugAid’s peer mentors, both paid and voluntary, are ex drug and alcohol users. The experience and understanding they bring is invaluable – no-one knows better than they do just how hard it can be to overcome substance misuse, and how easy it can be to slip back in to dependence. One of […]