Dave Harte from the Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research has co-edited a special issue of the international journal, Cultural Science. The issue brings together a range of material that was presented at the Creative Citizens conference at the Royal College of Art in London on September 17th and 18th 2014.
The event marked the culmination of the 30-month UK Research Council funded investigation into the nature of creative citizenship for which BCMCR led the strand of research focused on hyperlocal community news media.
The journal includes a range of papers from academics across Europe and the US as well as a policy paper from a leading UK think-tank and a gallery of images of creative citizens gathered during the lifetime of the project. Cultural Science is an open access online journal published by Professor John Hartley of Curtin University in Perth, Australia, where he is director of the Centre for Culture and Technology.