Improvised, Included, Uncovered is a project involving a two day workshop and three practical activities for those who work with and in the community.
Improvised, Included, Uncovered is a project lasting approximately 8 weeks. It is suitable for those who work with people in the community, so Community and Youth Workers (working with excluded and marginalised constituents), Community Volunteers and Local Artists (with an interest in community-based practice), and those who work to develop local community services e.g. Local Council Workers (recreation, planning and development, community services).
The workshops (over two days) will teach you how to engage in community based projects to encourage the community to take control of projects.
The workshops will then be followed by 3 practical activities, putting into action what you have learned. Working in small groups from the workshop, together you will work with the local community and a mentor to develop three projects within South London communities and organisations.
- IMPROVISED: Exploring places of play in landscapes of urban regeneration)
- INCLUDED: Useful and Necessary – young offenders and retirees as teachers and leaders
- UNCOVERED: A collection of South London curiosities and sites
In one activity you will work to look at how areas of regeneration can be developed to include exciting places for young people. Another activity will look at creating events were skills can be developed in offenders and retired people, to build their confidence and self esteem. Lastly, you will look at an area in need of a makeover but together, working in your group and the local community, demonstrate how interesting and diverse the area is.
What will I get out of it?
- Deeper understanding of issues affecting the social and political exclusion of community and youth from society in general (including participation and decision making),
- Provision of new skills for effecting politics via different means (community based action, fund raising , petition, artistic and event intervention management),
- Learning directly from young and old non-expert people as well as industry experts,
- Provision of (ongoing) extended network for project support and further learning,
- Financial support for publication of project results and outcomes,
- Certificate of participation from the Department of Politics, Goldsmiths.