ReThink ReMake ReCycle at the Digital Living Lab Days 2021

Participatory approaches such as citizen science offer the potential to open up research to society, yet the majority of people participating are affluent and well-educated. At ENoLL’s Digital Living Lab Days 2021 in September, KWMC’s Lorraine Hudson shared experiences from the UK case study “ReThink ReCycle ReMake“, where the Bristol Living Lab collaborated with people typically underrepresented in science – those who face social economic disadvantage and Black, Asian and other minority ethnic communities.  KWMC had a practitioner presentation accepted through the conference peer review process, which was attended by 391 people.

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KWMC featured in new ENoLL publication on Living Lab Projects

Illustrated cards

KWMC‘s Bristol Living Lab is featured in the ENoLL publication ‘Living Lab Projects 2020: Co-creation & Experimentation in Real Life & Digital Environments’ , which includes a case study on their Forms of Intelligence project, a collaboration with the Digital Cultures Research Centre. As part of the case study, a series of inspiration cards were created to stimulate thoughts about how we live together and what the impact is of our choices.

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How we define key terms within the ParCos project

ParCos is exploring creative and inclusive approaches to science communication and ways to support people in sharing their own science stories. Accuracy and clarity are important in both effective communication and honest science, so in the spirit of these principles we have produced a glossary to explain what we mean by specific words and phrases that are often used within ParCos. The glossary is the result of a workshop with ParCos project partners, who are active in different sectors and contributed based on their respective contexts. We recognise that others may define and use these words differently, but hope that this glossary can be useful in revisiting the meaning and impact of this specific terminology.

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Engaging youth in data stories through a personalised weather forecast

As part of the Belgian case studies, the Flemish public broadcaster VRT welcomes children and families to experience a personalised weather forecast at the ‘More Weather’ expo in Ostend from the 3rd of July till the 29th of August. The forecast allows them to revisit the weather data for their day of birth, as well as over time. By creating a data story that is relatable and accessible to a wider audience, VRT aims to present data via media in an engaging way and encourage a younger audience to interpret that data. By immersing them in the storytelling and sensemaking process of weather data, we aim to illustrate the larger theme of climate change.

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