Know Your Bristol On The Move

Lead Research Organisation: University of Bristol
Department Name: School of Humanities

Abstract

Place is fixed, but people move. Bristol's peoples move through life and across the city; they move to it and out of it; they move across the globe, and - sometimes - back again. This fluidity runs along and around fixity: ties to people and places elsewhere, which link individuals and the city itself to other points around the world, as well as the immobilities of 'marginalised' communities. This project explores strategies and tools - digital and otherwise - to trace and link the fluid and the fixed.

Know Your Bristol On The Move builds on a track record of community co-production initiatives and the 2012-13 AHRC 'Know Your Bristol' and 'Know Your Bristol Stories' projects, collaborations with Bristol City Council's Know Your Place (KYP) team and community partners, which developed a heritage research co-production toolkit. This helped partners develop community archives to support their own research, and showcased how they could be used in the KYP web resource www.bristol.gov.uk/knowyourplace. This award-winning resource, launched in March 2011, provides greater access to archives, encourages community interaction with and reuse of this material, informs neighbourhood planning exercises, and enhances Bristol City Council records through direct community, or crowd-sourced contributions to the Historic Environment Record (HER).

Our project asks key questions:

1) how does the collection, interconnection and presentation of contemporary, crowdsourced digital materials created and shaped through community partnerships generate new understandings of history on the move?
2) how do mobility and longer histories of dwelling affect people's senses of place and how might this be visualised with digital mapping tools?
3) what are the conceptual and technical challenges involved creating digital networks across different archival sources, existing tools and institutional structures?
4) how might the intellectual property inherent in cultural heritage be shared across communities, research institutions and the public sector and what questions about ownership and data management might be generated by different approaches to web-based tools and mobile applications?
5) how might communities co-develop archival frameworks to include domestic and informal materials that produce new understandings and experiences of place?
6) as one size will not fit all and given the diversities of (and within) communities concerned, what repertoires of complementary tools and approaches might best support and enable different 'types' of group?

To answer these questions, the project will create: a mobile view of the existing KYP site, a new platform for community digital mapping, as well as two new apps for it. A 'Know Your Bus' will form a different kind of sustainable mobile platform: a space for digital creation and co-production of research and learning, an equipped space that can travel to sites & communities. We will augment an archive at the heart of the Council's infrastructure, and we will explore the creation of mobile archives, treasure chests for family history. We will work with 8 different communities, co-developing and assessing different portfolios of tools for community research, deploying high-, low- and no-tech, working with makers, artists, software developers, the old, the young, communities of interest and communities of place. We will build on the City Council & University of Bristol collaboration, as well as related activity more widely within the university and city.

Planned Impact

Know Your Bristol on the Move will impact on a range of beneficiaries outside of academia, both during and after the project. The most immediate impact will be on community partners and this includes giving a voice to communities who may feel excluded from research and decision-making processes. The Know Your Place web resource is a direct link to local planning policy and placemaking, managed by the Bristol City Council Planning Department. Any contribution to the web resource by a member of the public becomes potential material consideration within planning decision processes. In this way communities directly contribute to the shaping of their neighbourhoods. They can express the values they have around parts of their neighbourhood that others may overlook. This project focuses on value as emergent rather than fixed. Events and collaborative activities will enable each community to tailor toolkits to their needs and to develop ownership frameworks for their own Community Maps and digital assets. The project will draw on research developed internationally about cultural heritage and intellectual property (http://www.sfu.ca/ipinch/) in order to address questions of different levels of community access and shared use; as such, this project has the potential to impact on the ways in which digital community assets can be governed by communities themselves, while retaining the regulatory power involved in planning processes. In short, communities, local planning policy and national and international bodies and policy makers with cultural heritage remits have the potential to be impacted by this project. Due to the immediacy of technical development, impacts at local level will be realised during the lifetime of the project, while impacts at national and international levels would be expected within a year following the end of funding.

Another impact will be on wider multiple and diverse users of the KYP site and the technical developments created in the project. The mobile interface will allow maps, trails and pathways to be followed in situ, not just by the communities that developed these resources but by other inhabitants of Bristol and visitors to the city. The apps for mobile devices will enable the collection and presentation of information on the move and facilitate physical user interaction. This in turn will help increase the amount of information available, thus increasing the value of the site to those who use it. More data also benefits the City Council who use the information in their own decision-making processes about the future of Bristol. By joining an international network of projects working with geographical data, digital archives and communities, the specific technical challenges and approaches to landscape characterisation presented by Know Your Bristol On The Move has the potential to impact on global public sector initiatives and to inform community-led cultural heritage tourism.

KYP, its technical developments and the stories and materials collected during the project will be publicised through the University's existing communication channels, the project website and blog, the films and the commemorative booklet. Communities will also be able to design their own communication strategies, facilitated as necessary by the University and project partners. The learning around engagement and co-production will be shared with other organisations, primarily through the CPE and its links to the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE). The NCCPE has established a Community Partner Network which aims to influence Higher Education policy and practice and provide resources for improving community university partnerships focused on tackling inequalities. Through the network and other activities organised by the NCCPE there is an opportunity to engage a range of non-academic stakeholders, both in the UK and internationally.

Publications

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Title David Hopkinson artistic residency 
Description David Hopkinson (http://davidhopkinson.org/) worked with Bristol-based Knowle West Media Centre on videotapes held by the British Film Institute of the output of Knowle West TV, the archive of the 1970s Rediffusion local TV service. This material was digitised as part of the project, and presented to KWMC and the Bristol Record Office. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact Two radio broadcasts on BBC Radio Bristol, and a great deal of facebooking. 
URL http://knowyourbristol.org/2015/06/10/kyb-blog-21-david-hopkinson-artist-in-residence/
 
Title Zoe Tissandier artistic residency 
Description Artistic residency by Zoe Tissandier (http://vaughanpostcardcollection.org/author/zoe/). This was a collaboration with the Bristol Record Office. One of its resources is the Vaughan postcard collection, which contains over 9,000 postcards of Bristol and surrounding areas, the majority of which date from early 20th Century. The cards were collected by the late Roy Vaughan and were donated to the Record Office. These have been 'digitised' and a group of community volunteers are researching the postcards and uploading their findings to the online historical mapping website Know Your Place. Know your Bristol on the Move provided Tissandier with the opportunity to undertake an artist residency to work with the Vaughan postcard collection at the Bristol Record Office. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact Continuing discussions about exploring in further insights provided by Zoe Tissandier's work on the reverse sides of the Vaughan Collection postcards, and the possibility of applying digital humanities methods to them. 
URL http://vaughanpostcardcollection.org/
 
Description See final report in booklet: http://knowyourbristol.org/2016/03/05/know-your-bristol-on-the-move-the-book/
Exploitation Route See website, and platform https://www.mapyourbristol.org.uk/
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Creative Economy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Environment,Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism,Government, Democracy and Justice,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections

URL http://knowyourbristol.org/on-the-move/
 
Description AHRC Follow on Fund
Amount £100,000 (GBP)
Funding ID AH/N001729/1 
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2015 
End 10/2016
 
Description AHRC Follow-On Fund for Impact and Engagement
Amount £97,582 (GBP)
Funding ID AH/N001729/1 
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2015 
End 09/2016
 
Title Know Your Bus: mobile engagement space 
Description We converted a mobile-teaching unit into a mobile engagement space. This is an HGV, which was refurbished and re-decorated as a mobile space for digitisation, exhibitions, film-showings, and any and all other forms of interaction with community partners and the general public and schools. As well as being equipped with basic a/v it has the capacity to host a variety of other equipment, and has its own power and water sources. Crucially, we are also able to make tea and coffee, and so lubricate the processes of interaction and engagement with publics. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2014 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact There are few tangile impacts that are more marked than parking an HGV at a public community event, and opening it up to people. 
URL http://knowyourbristol.org/2014/08/04/when-is-a-bus-not-a-bus/
 
Title Map Your Bristol (Android) 
Description The app allows the user to explore and contribute content to a multilayered digital map of Bristol that is populated with crowdsourced content. The aim is that through the app and its companion website (http://www.mapyourbristol.org.uk/) people can explore, research and co-create Bristol's history, heritage and culture. The app was created for the Know Your Bristol project, which is a collaboration between the University of Bristol, Bristol City Council and several Bristol community groups. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2014 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact The app has been demonstrated at public engagement events and has been made available on the Apple iOS App Store so it can be installed by members of the public on their own devices and used to explore and add content. 
URL https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=uk.ac.bristol.MapYourBristol
 
Title Map Your Bristol (iOS) 
Description The app allows the user to explore and contribute content to a multilayered digital map of Bristol that is populated with crowdsourced content. The aim is that through the app and its companion website (http://www.mapyourbristol.org.uk/) people can explore, research and co-create Bristol's history, heritage and culture. The app was created for the Know Your Bristol project, which is a collaboration between the University of Bristol, Bristol City Council and several Bristol community groups. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2014 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact The app has been demonstrated at public engagement events and has been made available on the Apple iOS App Store so it can be installed by members of the public on their own devices and used to explore and add content. 
URL https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/map-your-bristol/id926717898?mt=8
 
Description 'It's a Bris Ting' Blogpost (23 Sept) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Was Blogpost about Bristol's hip-hop scene but also was press release for events at Cube and Trinity Centre as a part of the Know your Bristol project.

Members of the hip-hop community and promoters have got in touch and want to discuss further ideas.
It also helped attendance at both events that the blog promoted.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://knowyourbristol.blogs.ilrt.org/2014/09/23/its-a-bris-ting/
 
Description BSL forum presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Talk sparked a lot of local interest, questions about technical tools, geographical and community reach, and offers of help and involvement.

Following question of 'what can we do to help' - the audience proposed setting up a large public gathering in March 2015 to capture and share further information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Bridging the Gap Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Exchanges at first conference defined agenda for second and third national conferences.
My talk sparked extensive ongoing discussion and questions.
My talk prompted explicit policy changes.
My participation allowed for immediate set up of internationally accessible web presence.


After my talk, a Facebook group was set up to facilitate international/national communication between Deaf and hearing academics in sign language which is already in use.
Following a discussion point that I led, a workshop was added to a future engagement conference.
Following my participation, a string of blogposts have returned to the subject I proposed, and policy is being adopted to address issues arising.
Through my participation, involvement from those overseas is emerging to liaise with what was a UK national organisation - the UK appears to now be leading the way in the area of Deaf/academic engagement.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://www.facebook.com/groups/903644146326496/
 
Description Bristol Action for Southern Africa AGM talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The talk introduced the 'Map Your Bristol' application to the members of Bristol Action for Southern Africa (ACTSA) - it has been a stimulus to further engagement with the organisation and the setting-up of a small working-group to produce an ACTSA/Anti-Apartheid layer for 'Map Your Bristol'.

The talk stimulated ongoing interest in the 'Know Your Bristol - On the Move' project, prompting subsequent additional meetings (and organisation of group to develop 'Map Your Bristol layer - as noted above)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Bristol Bass Archive Event at Malcolm X Centre 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact We brought digitization equipment and interview equipment and people came who wanted some of their music items digitized. Most fruitfully, we found people who wanted to add things to the map and we had computers to help them with this.
We had further conversations about a future music app as well as building connections with other people related to the research topic.

New map entries to the Map Your Bristol, and not sure yet, but possibly a future app in development.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Bristol Music Mixer Guest Speaker 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 20 members of the public engaged with the music industry heard myself as guest speaker for the Bristol Music Mixer on 06 Oct 2014 which plugged the Map Your Bristol and the wider Know your Bristol on the Move Project.

There has been further interest from the hip-hop community on my own research and we are planning future activities for future grants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://bristolmusicmixer.com/
 
Description Co-production and arts praxes: engagement, action, aesthetics, RGS-IBG 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Penny Evans (Knowle West Media Centre) and I co-presented a pre-recorded conversation and slides, at the RGS-IBG panel organised by Nate Eisenstadt, Bryony Enright and Aksel Ersoy.

After our talk, we were invited to consider publishing a paper in an edited collection being proposed to Policy Press by Eisenstadt, Enright and Ersoy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://conference.rgs.org/AC2014/274
 
Description Cube Cinema Black History Month Double Bill (27 Oct) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Sponsored a double bill of films at the Cube cinema, and I discussed the Map Your Bristol website and app and the wider Know Your Bristol Project.

Others have wanted to meet up to discuss the project. Some have used the map.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.cubecinema.com/programme/event/double-bill-babylon-and-past-to-present,7523/
 
Description Dame Emily Park history day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact On Saturday 31 May 2014 the Know Your Bristol on the Move team took a marquee along to Dame Emily Park in Bedminster/Southville for an event co-organised with our community partners at the Southville CDA, Greater Bedminister Community Partnership and Dame Emily Park Project team. We had a steady stream of visitors to find out more about the Know Your Bristol projects, share memories of the park and surrounding area with our team and enjoy tea and cake, children's activities and jazz. Full description at http://knowyourbristol.org/2014/06/03/history-day-in-dame-emily-park/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://knowyourbristol.org/2014/06/10/video-blog-6-history-day-at-dame-emily-park/
 
Description Deaf academics conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Activity was initially a single day closed workshop on Deaf spaces in academia that generated enormous data and a network of contacts within the international Deaf community.

The day generated film, transcripts, content for a further national conference, a session at an international conference, and a paper at a second international conference. It is also expected to generate a journal article.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Family History Day at Single Parent Action Network, 15.3.2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Lively discussion among exhibition visitors. Children enjoyed art workshops. A video of the day can be viewed at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQtlPqwC1e0

After the event, the participants said they would be keen to do similar events in future. We hope to build on this model in a future research grant application.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://spanuk.org.uk/index.php/news/archive/item/30-news-item-three
 
Description International Home Movie Day (18 October 2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact As part of the Knowle West on the Move strand of Know your Bristol on the Move, we ran an event as part of International Home Movie Day (18 Oct). People in Bristol were invited to share home movies and videos at Knowle West Media Centre and MShed. This was a 'bring-your-own-film' event including a 'film preservation clinic', DiY digitisation training and film screenings. Home movies were welcome in any film format - 8mm, Super 8, 16mm - or video format - VHS, Digi8, miniDV. This was the first event of 2 home movie workshops, the second of which will be a full day event in Knowle West only, designed specifically for residents of Knowle West who will be invited to bring their home videos. Archivists from Bristol Records Office inspect materials in order to assess safe projection. Tips for how to preserve and digitise home movies are shared. These domestic archives and associated metadata will augment the Map your Bristol tool.

For International Home Movie Day, we joined with the US-based Centre for Home Movies and linked in with the international network of hosts. We were interviewed by Bristol's BCFM and BBC Radio Bristol about the event and therefore estimate reaching an audience of 500 or so people.

An MA student has volunteered to work with KWMC and BRO on her dissertation project on home movies. The two heads of competing local history groups in Knowle West shared space. The BRO reported increased interest in public deposition of moving image archives. Young people attending remarked on how they hadn't understood how film 'worked' before this event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://knowyourbristol.blogs.ilrt.org/event/home-movie-day/
 
Description Know Your Bristol On The Move blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog sparked user responses and engagement with project.

Discussions about future new partnerships.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2014
URL http://knowyourbristol.blogs.ilrt.org/on-the-move/
 
Description Know Your Bristol On The Move twitter feed 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Tweets publicise and record events, highlight new project developments, share materials and insights.

Retweets, communications from audience, new audience engagement.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2014
URL https://twitter.com/knowyourbristol
 
Description Knowle West TV 1 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact We're digitising 20 hours of video from Peter Lewis's pioneering Bristol Channel community cable TV experiment from the early 1970s. Inspired by the National Film Board of Canada's 'Challenge for Change' programme, Bristol Channel adopted a community access approach to programming, aiming to democratise media production but somewhat at odds with the commercial motivation which led Rediffusion, at the time the UK's largest cable company, to launch the service on its Bristol network. (Peter Lewis, 1976, 'Bristol Channel and Community Television, London: Independent Broadcasting Authority). Knowle West TV was developed to test a decentralised media model and some 40 hours of broadcast were produced and transmitted between 1973 and 1975. We're working with people in Knowle West who participated in KWTV or who've lived in the community for long enough to recognise participants and locations. The digitised video will be archived by the City of Bristol and Knowle West Media Centre will bring this material into the community via the University of Local Knowledge. Important place-based information will be registered through the Know Your Place & Map Your Bristol tools in order to involve this community archive in the planning process.

In the first workshop, 10 people attended, with Peter Lewis and with Sharon Irish, a Colston Meaker Fellow visiting Bristol from U Illinois: Urbana-Champagne. The aim of the event was to go through the paper-based tape list held by BFI to identify priority material for digitisation. The results of this workshop then informed the BFI's digitisation process, which was filmed by Calling the Shots production company. http://knowyourbristol.blogs.ilrt.org/event/knowle-west-tv-workshop-1/ The second workshop will take place in November 2014 and the community will work with the digitised material in order to crowdsource place- and person-based meta-data.

There are only 3 1" IVC videoplayer machines left in the UK. 1" IVC tapes have a 30-year shelf life, but the Knowle West TV tapes are 40+ years. We were able to digitise 23 hours of footage successfully. This will impact on the preservation and digitisation approach by the British Film Institute.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://knowyourbristol.blogs.ilrt.org/on-the-move/exploring-co-production/knowle-west-on-the-move/
 
Description Knowle West TV 2 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact We're digitising 20 hours of video from Peter Lewis's pioneering Bristol Channel community cable TV experiment from the early 1970s. Inspired by the National Film Board of Canada's 'Challenge for Change' programme, Bristol Channel adopted a community access approach to programming, aiming to democratise media production but somewhat at odds with the commercial motivation which led Rediffusion, at the time the UK's largest cable company, to launch the service on its Bristol network. (Peter Lewis, 1976, 'Bristol Channel and Community Television, London: Independent Broadcasting Authority). Knowle West TV was developed to test a decentralised media model and some 40 hours of broadcast were produced and transmitted between 1973 and 1975. We're working with people in Knowle West who participated in KWTV or who've lived in the community for long enough to recognise participants and locations. The digitised video will be archived by the City of Bristol and Knowle West Media Centre will bring this material into the community via the University of Local Knowledge. Important place-based information will be registered through the Know Your Place / Map Your Bristol tools in order to involve this community archive in the planning process.

In the second workshop, 15 people attended, with Peter Lewis. The aim of the event was to view the digitised video and spreadsheet developed at Workshop 1 in order to begin identifying people and places. This metadata was then added to the Bristol Record Office catalogue.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://knowyourbristol.blogs.ilrt.org/on-the-move/exploring-co-production/knowle-west-on-the-move/
 
Description Knowle West TV 3 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact We're digitising 20 hours of video from Peter Lewis's pioneering Bristol Channel community cable TV experiment from the early 1970s. Inspired by the National Film Board of Canada's 'Challenge for Change' programme, Bristol Channel adopted a community access approach to programming, aiming to democratise media production but somewhat at odds with the commercial motivation which led Rediffusion, at the time the UK's largest cable company, to launch the service on its Bristol network. (Peter Lewis, 1976, 'Bristol Channel and Community Television, London: Independent Broadcasting Authority). Knowle West TV was developed to test a decentralised media model and some 40 hours of broadcast were produced and transmitted between 1973 and 1975. We're working with people in Knowle West who participated in KWTV or who've lived in the community for long enough to recognise participants and locations. The digitised video will be archived by the City of Bristol and Knowle West Media Centre will bring this material into the community via the University of Local Knowledge. Important place-based information will be registered through the Know Your Place & Map Your Bristol tools in order to involve this community archive in the planning process.

The third workshop involved a commissioned artist, David Hopkinson, and 6 UG and PGR students from University of Bristol. This week-long event was held at Knowle West Media Centre. The artist and students worked with the Knowle West TV materials to produce re-edits, for exhibition and for uploading to Map your Bristol. Additionally, raw video was viewed by the general public on 10 computer stations, with a view to crowdsourcing metadata. This event attracted 50 visitors to Knowle West Media Centre. The event was also profiled on BBC Radio Bristol's Breakfast Show, with video uploaded on their Facebook page, which attracted a total of over 25,000 views. BBC Points West took up the story on television and interviewed Penny Evans, co-director of Knowle West Media Centre. Local TV channel, Made in Bristol, then took up the story and presented a programme on the material. And David Hopkinson's edits were shown on the Floating Cinema, a national art project based in London, which travels Britain's canals, showing archival film.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://knowyourbristol.blogs.ilrt.org/on-the-move/exploring-co-production/knowle-west-on-the-move/
 
Description Media Training with Merchants Academy students 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact We trained 4 students in interview techniques in preparation for the 11 Oct event at the Trinity Centre.

Students were able to interview people on 11 Oct and were able to set up some further audio editing sessions with the school.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Meeting with Deaf Family History group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Talk generated public meeting, and ongoing collaboration and involvement of community in project.

Following this discussion, a public meeting was set up. The group involved then remained associated as a steering group representing the local Deaf community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Merchants Academy audio editing session 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Nate, Tash and I went to Merchants Academy to work with the A-level music technology students who did interviews for the 11 Oct Trinity Centre event. We helped them to edit the audio files using Audacity software.

Their music teacher told me that one of the students seems to re-think racial stereotypes through encounters of people with a different racial background as him/her. To me this seems like a tremendous impact, even if it only effects that one person, then her change of thinking may have a ripple effect from this. The A level music student have gained more confidence as the head teacher is going to show the school what they have been doing with the software and mapping. They may even be interested in adding a layer and at least mapping their own school. This gives them further skills in both using software and interview skills.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Public meeting with Deaf community 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Presentation generated ongoing plans for engagement with schools, OAPs, historically interested Deaf people... and extensive discussion within community and between community and university.

After the talk, I was invited to present at other fora, there was a formal request for involvement from local Deaf schools, an additional volunteer was added to the steering group, further activities were set including filming of OAP interviews, and a need was identified for specific focus-group work with deaf academics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
 
Description Scenes, Soundsystems and Shebeens (11 Oct, Trinity Centre) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 60-70 members of the public attended the event at Trinity Arts Centre which explored Bristol's Afrikan Caribbean Heritage. We promoted the map and the Bristol Record Office and had good discussions about how to archive history.

Digitization of archive/historical material, further conversations, discussions of future apps, public awareness of the Bristol Record Office (10% of audience members had known where it was).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://knowyourbristol.blogs.ilrt.org/2014/10/27/video-blog-13-scenes-soundsystems-and-shebeens/
 
Description School heritage liaison meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Attendees went away to formulate possible collaboration between parties.

Discussion drew local Deaf school into the project, subsequent contact established with a Deaf school class who then attended a public information presentation of the project, and will be involved in skills training and filming.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Seven week local history course at Single Parent Action Network, January - March 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact We produced an exhibition, and ran a Family History Day at Single Parent Action Network. Two of the participants talk about their experiences here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKegnSHAKbQ

One of the participants applied for the Foundation Year in Arts and Humanities at Bristol University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
URL http://knowyourbristol.blogs.ilrt.org/on-the-move/exploring-co-production/single-parent-action-netwo...
 
Description Talk delivered at Bath University Public Engagment Conversation on Citizen Science 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Students, researchers, university public engagement professionals and local arts professionals attended and participated in a lively discussion after the presentations. New research networks were established with researchers at Bath university.

Participants requested details of Know Your Bristol on the Move and two researchers in the audience requested my details in order to continue the conversations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.bath.ac.uk/marketing/public-engagement/get-involved/pe-conversations/