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Change Creators

Change Creators is a new Creative Leadership programme for 18-25 year olds who want to make a positive change in the world using the power of arts, media and technology.

During the programme 11 young people will work in a small team to identify the issues they care about, then use new technologies in creative ways to develop a social change campaign. As well as developing transferable skills (such as project management, team building and public speaking), the Change Creators will connect with leaders locally, nationally and internationally, and have real experiences of leading.

Overview

The four-month programme includes:

– 5 day Creative Leadership workshops
– 3 day Creative Technology workshops
– Skills development sessions and inspirational workshops led by a wide range of leaders, artists, creative technologists, entrepreneurs and field specialists
– 1-2-1 professional development coaching sessions
– Develop a social change campaign based on issues YOU care about, collaborating with leading industry creative technologists
– Exhibition and Graduation event

The format of the Change Creators programme is informed by The Bristol Approach.

The Change Creators team will be updating this page regularly as they plan and deliver their social change campaigns. Keep up to date on Twitter with @Change_Creators and #BristolApproach

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Meet a Change Creator: Mason

Name: Mason Scott Robinson Age:25 Campaign: Food Waste

What made you apply to be a Change Creator? I applied to the change creator programme to build my leadership skills. I felt as though I had begun to identify a need to challenge myself in order to progress.

What are you up to when you're not campaign developing...

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Meet a Change Creator: Ella

Name: Gabriella Harriet Neal Age: 19 Campaign: Mental Health What made you apply to be a Change Creator? I have so much passion when it comes to injustice within social and political issues. I wanted to use my creative thinking and express that through working with new technology and creating social change. What are you up to when you’re not campaign developing with Change...

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Meet a Change Creator: Chelsea

Name :Chelsea Age: 19 Campaign: Mental Health What made you apply to become a Change Creator? I don’t believe one person can change the world but I think you can always get others to help you make a change. What are you up to when you’re not campaign developing with Change Creators? I draw and paint a lot. I try to help others...

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Meet a Change Creator: Charlie

Name: Charlie Skinner Age: 21 Campaign: Food Waste What made you apply to be a Change Creator ? I have a passion to make a positive change through creativity. I want to learn the skills to develop a career in film and also be able to make a positive impact. What are you up to when you’re not campaign developing with Change...

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Meet a Change Creator: Emma

Name: Emma Nicol Age: 22 Campaign: Food Waste What made you apply to be a Change Creator? I applied to be a Change Creator because I wanted to work with a group of people who have the same passion to create social change as I do. I’m particularly passionate about the environment and wanted to learn about how we can use...

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Meet a Change Creator: Yelena

Name: Yelena Gregg Weekes Age: 19 Campaign: Mental Health                                       What made you apply to be a Change Creator? Change Creators is a golden opportunity. I felt it would give me a confidence boost in my self and my creative work. It's a...

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Meet a Change Creator: Andreea

Name: Andreea Dumitrache Age: 23                                                                                                                ...

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Meet a Change Creator: Jay

Name: Jay Carter-Coles Age: 20 Campaign: Food Waste                                                 

What made you apply to be a Change Creator? I applied to become a Change Creator because there are so many issues that I feel passionate about, but...

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Change Creators in Barcelona

The Change Creators spent some time in Barcelona from 10th - 13th April, with two full days of workshops in the Barcelona Fab Lab, which is part of the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia. On Monday the group received a talk from Guillem Camporodon on the development of computers. He took the Change Creators through their history and how...

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Change Creators: Week Six

On Monday 4th April the Change Creators made their way to Bristol Robotics Laboratory to meet with Ali and Sam from Altitude Tech and present their ideas about the kind of sensor technology they’d like to use in their campaigns. As both groups have moved further in their planning, some of their ideas have recently changed. Monday’s...

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Change Creators: Week Five

This week the Change Creators had 1-to-1 workshops to solidify the plans they had started making during their practical project management session in Week Four.

Ella, Andreea, Yelena and Chelsea, met up with Mena, KWMC’s Young People’s Programme Manager, and discussed their ideas about research, sensor technology and marketing in order to set deadlines and identify the actions they...

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Change Creators: Week Four

The Change Creators met up at Arnolfini on Monday 21st March for a workshop on Practical Project Management, lead by Mena Fombo, KWMC’S Young People’s Programme Manager. Mena introduced different ways to manage time, budget and job roles productively, which the Change Creators could put into practice in delivering their social change campaigns. The evening was also another...

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Change Creators: Week Three

On Monday 14th March the Change Creators met at Paper Arts in Broadmead, for a workshop led by Justin Ricks, Business Development Manager at KWMC: The Factory. He took the group through five key stages of project management and offered advice and expertise. This helped the Change Creators to identify tasks they still need to complete in...

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Change Creators: Week Two

On Monday 7th March, the Change Creators met at Arup’s Bristol Office to continue with the development of their social change campaign. The group met with Peter Cooper, who is a Consultant and Research Engineer at Arup, and we took the group through Arup’s history and experience in engineering, consulting and project management. The Change Creators separated into their groups of...

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Change Creators: Week One

After Inspire week, the Change Creators had the weekend to gather their thoughts and relax after an action-packed five days. They returned to KWMC on Monday 28th February to discuss their ideas further and begin developing their campaigns. In groups of four, they discussed their aims and what they wanted to achieve through their social change campaigns. The group...

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Change Creators: Inspire Week

The Change Creators Inspire week kicked off on Monday 22nd February with a full day of inspiring workshops and discussions. The Change Creators discussed core values and their interpretations of authentic leadership. Day two began at Engine Shed and the theme for the day was the ‘State of the City’. Speakers from different organisations came to talk...

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Change Creators: Induction Week

On Thursday 18th February, the Change Creators programme kicked off with a two-hour induction evening at Knowle West Media Centre. The session was designed to bring all of the Change Creators together for the first time and to challenge them in a team-based activity. The team had to plan and execute a photo shoot in just 55 minutes and produce...

How can technology support citizens to reduce the amount of everyday food waste they produce? Where is there a lack of data?

One of the Change Creators groups want to create a campaign encouraging people not be confused by messaging – ‘sell by’ vs ‘use by’ vs ‘best before’ dates – and to re-use leftover foods.  They would like to collaborate with creative technologists and product designers to develop a sensor that can provide access to new data related to this.

Can we sense if food is going out of date? For example, a label changes colour if certain foods omit a gas? Or a re-useable container that reacts when food is going out of date?

Can we sense how often food bins are being used – e.g. the opening and closing of lids on daily/weekly basis? The times of day food bins are used? The weight of bins each day?

Can we sense how far food travels to be disposed of? For example a GPS sensor in a food bin to track the distance travelled?

E-mail changecreators@kwmc.org.uk if you can help an you’d like to get involved.

How can technology support mental health services? Where is there a lack of data?

One of the Change Creators groups believes that creative interventions can have a positive impact on mental health issues – equal to, or even more than, traditional methods such as one-to-one counselling. They would like to collaborate with creative technologists and product designers to develop a sensor that can provide access to new data related to this.

Can we create sensors to measure changes in brain activity? e.g. to identify mood? Indicate positive feelings?

Can we create a wrist sensor that measures pulse or changes in body temperature? Or indicates bodily changes related to feelings?

Can we create sensors of any kind that can detect changes in mood or energy, such as when a person is feeling more positive or negative?

Can we sense how often someone talks their phone, where they travel, or how often they use their phone?

E-mail changecreators@kwmc.org.uk if you can help an you’d like to get involved.

Can we sense food waste?

Can we sense mental health?

Contact Us

Knowle West Media Centre
Leinster Avenue
Knowle West
Bristol
BS4 1NL
+44 (0) 117 903 0444
enquiries@kwmc.org.uk

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