Each of our nineteen summer school participants made short three minute presentations from their own professional perspective.

They were asked:
From your own research, we ask you to prepare a presentation using 3 slides, to last no longer than 3 minutes (one minute each slide).
The focus of each of your 3 slides should be a response to the following questions:

  • What is community engagement?
  • How is community engagement done?
  • How do we know when engagement is effective?

Many great ideas were shared and interesting discussions evolved across the three days.

Sixteen of the the individual presentations can be downloaded as PDF files:

  1. Anna Louise Spencer research work: 
    “Exploring social construction in small Highland villages through practice-​based research at the intersection between community development and socially engaged design.”
  2. Anne Marie Carty research work: 
    “I use video, film and narrative therapy techniques as a tool to create safe spaces for elicitation and discussion in order to create dialogues within and between communities, and between communities and organisations in rural areas.”
  3. Francesco Mazzarella research work: 
    “Co-​designing situated services for sustainable futures. Meaningful social innovation from within textile artisan communities”
  4. Hayley Alter research work: 
    “My research is investigating how design can support community engagement practitioners to appropriate and adapt tools for creative engagement.”
  5. Helena Sustar research work: 
    “My research investigates how empathic design can contribute a human-​centered design approach in the domain of public services, inter and cross-​organisational service networks and complex governmental systems.”
  6. Ida Telalbasic research work: 
    “My research focuses on service design innovation and systemic structural change, where design is given a role in leading economic transformations rather than simply responding to them.”
  7. Jeanne-​Louise Moys research work:
    “My research focuses on how people experience the typographic design of digital interfaces and printed documents, with a view to bridging gaps between theory, practice and pedagogy and enabling designers and lay communicators to present information effectively.”
  8. Jimmy Paquet-​Cormier research work:
    “We are conducting design-​in-​use research through the production of a social innovation toolbox with the aim to demonstrate and mainstream improved climate change adaptation solutions.”
  9. Kelly Bracewell research work:
    “My PhD research explored teenagers’ experiences of domestic violence refuges across the course of their stay.”
  10. Laura Wareing research work:
    “Through Leapfrog, I am currently exploring the use of collaborative design processes to create effective, creative tools for public sector engagement practitioners and this is currently focused around tools to translate engagement into evidence.”
  11. Marsha Bradfield research work: 
    “For the last ten years I have been engaged in practice-​based research into economies and ecologies of collaborative cultural production, working with groups including Critical Practice, Precarious Workers Brigade and the Incidental Unit. I also co-​direct Pangaea Sculptors’ Centre.”
  12. Mirian Calvo research work: 
    “My PhD research project aims to understand how and in which ways co-​design can be used as a vehicle to promote social change, in addition to understanding some of the processes, such as informal learning, that co-​design ignites.”
  13. Marianne McAra research work:
    “My research aims to understand the relational dimensions of Participatory Design – focusing on collaborating with young people and how agencies can be supported through meaningful design interactions. ”
  14. Rosendy Jess Galabo research work:
    “My PhD research aims to develop a framework for improving the fit of existing creative engagement tools. These tools have to be adapted in order to fit to specific contexts, and my research is a response to this need.”
  15. Sarah Morton research work:
    “I work with communities in rural areas to co-​design behaviour change (usually health behaviour) interventions.”
  16. William Titley research work:
    “I am interested in relationships between the documentary of Social Arts Practice and the actual experiences of Live Social Practice within communities.”

The Leapfrog Summer School Programme