Social Spaces is project which aims to transform society at community level through surfacing new emergent knowledge, using a transdisciplinary approach to analyse and understand that knowledge, and developing innovative approaches to spread these new ideas and methods.
Social Spaces has recently evolved - creating spaces and organisational structures that enable us to collaborate and work more effectively.
We now have 3 different work spaces
This is our new space for collaborating with people from varying disciplines to understand and spread creative community culture. We connect with innovative people and organisations around the globe, to share practise, test new ideas, research community projects, and create tools and techniques.
We work to develop areas of exploration and experimentation with collaborators, seeking funding for individual projects.
Community Lover's Guide to the Universe
Following the fantastic response to the collaborative book Hand Made (60,000 online readers), which was published in Autumn 2010, the idea evolved that we might be able to start producing local versions of Hand Made - which are now known collectively as Community Lover's Guide to the Universe
Since announcing the project in June 2011 we have 35 confirmed voluntary editors. Our ambition is to publish about 50 editions in the next 12 months!
We work as a Collaborative Innovation Network, and are setting up an organisational structure which gives ownership to all contributors.
Social Spaces Studios
This is where we put the knowledge, experiences and tools developed and tested in the Social Lab into wider practice, to help develop creative and collaborative work.
Social Spaces Studios work as a partnership, currently comprising of Tessy Britton, Laura Billings and Maurice Specht, working predominantly in the UK and The Netherlands ... but also worldwide.