Save the date: Living Creatively in Common

We invite you to a research-informed, youth-led social action event Living Creatively in Common, on Thursday 4th January 2018 at Brooks Building, MMU, Manchester.

Living Creatively in Common will bring together young people with the ideas and resource that can support them to develop youth social action projects to navigate loneliness, find belonging, develop solidarity, and feel part of a community that nurtures and supports them to thrive, learn and inspire others.

Young people from the Greater Manchester Housing Association Youth Assemblies will be supported to identify challenges facing their communities, explore and develop practical strategies for youth-led social action.

This process will build on cutting-edge academic and peer research exploring youth loneliness and participation in changing formations of children’s policy and services in an austerity context. These projects include: the Youth Loneliness project, Partispace, and the BERA Poverty Commission. If you are from a project that would help young people understand and take social action on youth loneliness and belonging, please get in touch below.

The event will pilot the Greater Manchester Youth Living Lab, a place-based, collaborative, multi-stakeholder platform (universities, businesses, civil society and young people) for inspiring, supporting and evidencing strategies and practices for young people to navigate loneliness, explore solitude, initiate friendship, and find belonging. Social action will be supported across the platform through highly participatory workshops to inspire, support, share and research youth-led social action in project partner organisations.

If you would like more information about this project, please register below:

Living Creatively in Common is supported by the Coop Foundation, 42nd Street, Youth Focus North West and Manchester Metropolitan University.

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