Catalyst
@catalystproj www.catalystproject.org.uk
Today’s event
Catalyst Connects
13.45 Catalyst Overview
14.00 Catalyst Serendipity Café: Grand Challenges – Eric Gill
15.3...
Catalyst research aims
• Digital Technology for Social Change
• Understanding behaviour
– Why do people participate (or no...
Citizen-Led
co-research & co-production
• Serendipity
Cafes
• Research
Sprints
• Launchpads
• Research
Relays
#Patchworks
Prototype #Pat!
#Pat Goes Wilder!
Launchpad: Local Trade
Launchpad: Local Trade
Launchpad: Activism & Social Media
Access ASD
Get Involved - opportunities
• Expressions of interest for Serendipity
cafes - looking for 2nd half of 2013
• Applications...
Project criteria
• Contribute to the Catalyst research aims
• Develop a prototype of a new digital
technology that support...
Team & Networking
• @catalystproj
– #catalystas
• Catalyst Project
• www.catalystproject.org.uk
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  • Welcome and schedule -
  • Patchworks as an example: Research Sprint – 8 MonthsIs it possible to co-design, with homeless communities, a simple and cheap health monitoring and communication tool using the methods and materials of ‘personal manufacturing’ (DIY-Bio/garage science)? Working with Madlab & SignpostsWe briefly describe current Catalyst projects, to give a flavour of the research. #patchworks involves Lancaster’s School of Healthand Medicine, Lancaster Environment Centre, Signposts (a community resource centre in Morecambe), and MadLab, a Manchester-based not-for-profit community of hackers and innovators. In the project, Signposts volunteers are co-designing a prototype tool using cheap, open source technology that can help to improve support services for the homelessIntro to Patchworks and Ref to the SRA abstract ‘routine chaos’http://vimeo.com/43110132Good refs to Chaotic LivesCornes, M., Joly, L., Manthorpe, J., O'Halloran, S. and Smyth, R. (2011). Working Together to Address Multiple Exclusion Homelessness. Social Policy and Society, 10, pp 513-522 doi:10.1017/S1474746411000261Brown, P., Morris, G., Scullion, L. and Somerville, P. (2012) Losing and Finding a Home: Homelessness, Multiple Exclusion and Everyday Lives. University of Salford. Accessed via http://www.homelesspages.org.uk/node/24491Fitzpatrick, S., Johnsen, S. and White, M. (2011). Multiple Exclusion Homelessness in the UK: Key Patterns and Intersections. Social Policy and Society, 10, pp 501-512 doi:10.1017/S147474641100025X Rogers, R., (2009). The End of the Virtual: Digital Methods, Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2009. Young, S. D. and Rice, E. (2011). Online Social Networking Technologies, HIV Knowledge, and Sexual Risk and Testing Behaviors Among Homeless Youth. AIDS and Behavior, 2011, Volume 15, Number 2, Pages 253-260
  • Note: Tim Dant will say a few words about Launch pads as part of Future Opportunities
  • Qualitative, quant & computing science digital and development
  • Catalyst Relay 2012 Midland - Catalyst connects

    1. 1. Catalyst @catalystproj www.catalystproject.org.uk
    2. 2. Today’s event Catalyst Connects 13.45 Catalyst Overview 14.00 Catalyst Serendipity Café: Grand Challenges – Eric Gill 15.30 Tea Break 16.00 Show & Tell – Sun Terrace 17.15 Future Opportunities Prototype Launch 18.30 – 20.00 Patchworks
    3. 3. Catalyst research aims • Digital Technology for Social Change • Understanding behaviour – Why do people participate (or not) in society/civic actions? • Tools for change – Next generation social tools for social change • Citizen-led • Inter-disciplinary
    4. 4. Citizen-Led
    5. 5. co-research & co-production • Serendipity Cafes • Research Sprints • Launchpads • Research Relays
    6. 6. #Patchworks
    7. 7. Prototype #Pat!
    8. 8. #Pat Goes Wilder!
    9. 9. Launchpad: Local Trade
    10. 10. Launchpad: Local Trade
    11. 11. Launchpad: Activism & Social Media
    12. 12. Access ASD
    13. 13. Get Involved - opportunities • Expressions of interest for Serendipity cafes - looking for 2nd half of 2013 • Applications to Launch pads – deadline 14th December 2012 • Round 3 Sprints – call opens 2013
    14. 14. Project criteria • Contribute to the Catalyst research aims • Develop a prototype of a new digital technology that supports citizen-led social innovation • Community-Academic partnerships
    15. 15. Team & Networking • @catalystproj – #catalystas • Catalyst Project • www.catalystproject.org.uk

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