What are the hidden assets in our communities? How can we uncover and utilise these assets to transform our communities?
This session will explore the importance of communities building on a locally owned asset base.
The session will explore the challenges of creating and building a community owned asset base from which to build a place where people are central to creating our shared future. This positively focused session will look in detail at local community initiatives that are working towards a reimagined society for all.
We will hear about and explore the work of the DiverseCity Community Partnership (www.diversecity.co), The Playhouse’s work in creating links and normalising relationships between young people and the police, the MPowered project of St. Columb’s Park House and the work of Creggan Enterprises of building on a physical asset base.
At the workshop we will share the stories of the organisations but will also engage participants on how they believe we can create community assets and connections.
About the Unusual Suspects Festival: After the success of two festivals in London and in Glasgow, we are hosting the Unusual Suspects Festival again this year in Northern Ireland on October 12- 14, 2016. 3 days, 2 cities, 15+ events, 40+ organisations all exploring what happens when social innovation meets collaboration and how together we can meet some of society's most pressing challenges. TheFestival brings together the 'unusual suspects' from across Northern Ireland and the world, people who wouldn't normally cross paths, to explore how we can work together in new and different ways to create real social change. To find out more and to sign up to more events.