A Greater Manchester-based, year long, participatory project involving community groups and activists in discussions around sustainability and local impact. The project featured a series of ‘journeys’ in which community activists travelled together, for example by canal boat, bus or train, visiting other voluntary organisations pioneering innovative sustainable projects. This culminated with ‘Communities for Change’ a celebratory, public event held at the Manchester Metropolitan campus in Didsbury, South Manchester. I acted as a project manager, facilitator and researcher.
I was a co-founder of UHC Collective, an arts/activist and ethical marketing organisation which began in 2003. I was involved as an activist researcher and artist and acted as account manager for marketing operations. I left to pursue my own projects in 2007.
Wythenshawe Forever! was a DEFRA-funded climate change campaign carried out by UHC Collective, Radio Regen and MERCi in 2007. It featured a range of creative, participatory, community-based activities addressing issues of sustainability and climate change. The project culminated with a Party Without Pollution, an outdoor celebration ‘powered’ through carbon saved during the project. I developed the project and acted as a researcher, artist and project sponsor.