During our first year we offered a programme of ’52 Things’ made with and for the city’s creative community to showcase the fantastic people and places in our city. You can find the full 52 here.

Find out why creative citizenship is an emerging story for our time

For three years, a research team from six universities has been examining the impact of social media on citizenship.  Led by Ian Hargreaves, Professor of Digital Economy at Cardiff University, the project considered case studies in community journalism; planning and design; and creative networks.  The geographic focus was on South Wales, Bristol, London and Birmingham.  

This event marks the launch of a resulting book: The Creative Citizen Unbound: how social media and DIY culture contribute to democracy, communities and the creative economy.  It's co-edited by Ian and Professor John Hartley of Curtin University, Australia.  John was the founding Head of Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies.

The Cardiff launch of the book will follow a London launch in the House of Lords.  Come and meet the book's editors, writers, researchers and partners to discover more.  Discount copies of the book will be available at the event for £15 (cash payments only).

This event will take place in the university’s Viriamu Jones Gallery, which will be physically transformed by students in the Welsh School of Architecture, working in collaboration with Creative Cardiff.  This innovative Vertical Studio project will provide an opportunity to test and consult on the university’s plans to develop a dedicated creative hub.  By attending this event you will be able to see this creative space as well as have an opportunity to contribute to and find out more about Creative Cardiff and its future plans.

Hosted by the Creative Cardiff Research Network and the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, with support from Creative Cardiff.

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