A Creative Catalyst for Community Action
We support unrelated projects with similar goals relating to ecosystem regeneration and informal learning.
Our company aims to help local communities and government in creative and cultural social development and policy design, a set up for direct communication providing qualitative and quantitative information that is directly generated by the public to those governing the city.
Two Defining Statements:
Manchester Creative Collective was created from a coffee shop conversation a collective of people with notions on participatory methodology and design which grew to create a Creative Think Tank who still enjoyed coffee, cake and conversation.
MCC became an online discussion collective who met monthly in organised meetings moderated and minuted, circulated and unfortunately by April of 2009 had lost all momentum of any designs on community Activism. It was quickly realised that an active community involves a network that needs to be able to be self determining and dynamic but in a social space. A system was needed that was a centrally focused forum of communication where all members could input content or ideas but the aim was without a centrally controlled or coordinated group but to develop an organic self management system.
Ethos and Sense of Place came with a primary purpose; a collective concerned with mapping social dynamism and space to combine networks which have a presence both in the surrounding community and on-line.