Are you interested in making change from the bottom up?

“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.

“Bristol Living Lab: Diversity & Inclusion” at Digital Living Lab Days 2020

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.