Published: 28th Jul 2015

More community action take place in Bristol than perhaps anywhere in the UK. Bristolians speak of a sense of agency that allows them to make things happen. From night walks led by teenagers to a community zone on a 1970s roundabout, here’s ten of the city’s best ideas for change: 1. Knowle West Media Centre and Bristol Maker Lab: Putting arts at the heart of community renewal Housed in a straw-bale building co-designed by local young people in one of Bristol’s most deprived areas, the Knowle West Media Centre uses art and culture to develop its local community. Its activities include night walks through the city led by teenagers, and Girls Making History, to encourage young women into the technology industry. Through its Bristol Maker Lab, it set up a Pop-up Furniture Factory which trained local people in digital manufacturing whilst delivering a commercial furniture contract, and which has now … (To read the full article, subscribe below)