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Electric Inclusivity Podcast: Exploring Inclusion & Sustainability

A podcast micro-series interviewing people who hold cultural, financial and political capital in the field of digital placemaking, facilitating conversations that explore readiness for inclusion and develop inclusivity appetite in the interview subjects and offer insight and instigation change making listeners.

I spent a year researching how to influence appetite and aptitude for inclusion in digital placemaking and digital transformation. I’m sharing the findings from my research in this special podcast series and in an essay on Bristol + Bath Creative R +D online platform.

Check out the podcast below and Bristol + Bath Creative R +D for my research findings and those of the fantastic fellows I’ve been honoured to work alongside.

In Electric Inclusivity we are looking beyond conventional narratives to create change. We talk to Mat Campbell-Hill and Lord Holmes about accessibility and what’s possible in inclusive digital placemaking.

It’s 2020, but women, people of colour, disabled people and those that sit at intersections of multiple marginalised identities are still wildly under represented in tech and digital industries. We talk to change-makers Roseanna Dias and Joyann Boyce about what’s needed in inclusive digital transformation.

How can we have conversations that influence? What does this look like in digital placemaking? We speak with Professor Jon Dovey and Stephen Hilton about smart cities, accessible design and making the possible into the actual.

Bristol+Bath Creative R+D is a new, £6.8 million collaboration to take the Bristol and Bath cluster to the next level by forging connections, sharing knowledge and creating new opportunities. This first-of-a-kind collaboration between the region’s four universities – UWE Bristol, Bath Spa, the University of Bath and the University of Bristol – and digital creativity centre Watershed, intends to break down the doors, connecting the worlds of university research and creative business to collectively imagine and develop the future of the creative industries.

Digital Placemaking aims to enhance and deepen the relationship between people and places. We believe the best examples of digital placemaking are co-designed by different kinds of communities, using digital technology and creative solutions to improve or enhance the public experience of place.

The Digital Placemaking R&D Production call asked for ideas which explore questions of belonging, safety, hope and power in public spaces. (Text copyright Bristol & Bath site).

I’m sharing my research updates in my Postcards From The Margins, join me to learn more.