As part of the UK pilot of ParCos, Knowle West Media Centre (KWMC) has been working with people in Bristol to understand the scale and impact of household waste, and explore creative solutions to the problem. Together they’ve been gathering and analysing waste data, and sharing their tips and stories with others.Continue reading “Exploring community data to ReThink ReMake ReCycle”
“Now more than ever, we need to break down barriers to accessing technology and value diverse experiences and perspectives as we create new technical solutions.” If you are interested in tech, access and diversity and how to make change from the bottom up, then read this blog post by ParCos project member Zoe Banks Gross, who is the Sustainable Neighbourhoods Programme Manager at Knowle West Media Centre.
Digital Living Lab Days 2020 https://openlivinglabdays.com/, run by the Europan Network for Living Labs (ENoLL), took place from 2-4 September 2020. The conference was attended by 334 participants from 29 countries. KWMC won the ‘Public Voting Award for Best Research Submission’ for a practitioner presentation (video) called ‘Bristol Living Lab: Diversity & Inclusion’. The talk focused on the importance of increasing diversity within ENoLL and how Living Labs can develop more inclusive practices. We shared the work being developing through ParCos to create Principles for Diversity and Inclusion to guide the three citizen science case studies. This included practical examples and lessons learnt of how KWMC are working to address diversity and inclusion through Bristol Living Lab. Please see the video below.
Between 22nd and 24th of October, we have a virtual stand at the Science is Wonderful event, part of the EU R&I days. If you are curious and want to see our workshops on data storytelling, here is a link: https://research-innovation-days.ec.europa.eu
On 24th August 2020 the ParCos project was featured as part of a webinar on Energy Citizenship. This included a talk relating the use of ParCos methods to a participatory approach to understanding energy poverty as well as participation in a panel by Knowle West Media Centre’s Lorraine Hudson.Continue reading “ParCos project featured in webinar on Energy Citizenship”