Investigating situated cultural practices through cross-sectoral digital collaborations: policies, processes, insights

Briggs, Jo (2012) Investigating situated cultural practices through cross-sectoral digital collaborations: policies, processes, insights. Digital Creativity, 23 (2). pp. 98-112. ISSN 1462-6268

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14626268.2012.709944

Abstract

The (Belfast) Good Friday Agreement represents a major milestone in Northern Ireland's recent political history, with complex conditions allowing for formation of a ‘cross-community’ system of government enabling power sharing between parties representing Protestant/loyalist and Catholic/nationalist constituencies. This article examines the apparent flourishing of community-focused digital practices over the subsequent ‘post-conflict’ decade, galvanised by Northern Irish and EU policy initiatives armed with consolidating the peace process. Numerous digital heritage and storytelling projects have been catalysed within programmes aiming to foster social processes, community cohesion and cross-community exchange. The article outlines two projects—‘digital memory boxes’ and ‘interactive galleon’—developed during 2007–2008 within practice-led PhD enquiry conducted in collaboration with the Nerve Centre, a third-sector media education organisation. The article goes on to critically examine the processes involved in practically realising, and creatively and theoretically reconciling, community-engaged digital production in a particular socio-political context of academic-community collaboration.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: socially-engaged, cross-sectoral, digital arts, policy, Good Friday Agreement
Subjects: W900 Others in Creative Arts and Design
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Media & Communication Design
Depositing User: Jo Briggs
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2012 08:30
Last Modified: 12 May 2017 05:04
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/8236

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