CaTalyST: Citizens Transforming Society (Tools for Change)

The key research questions for this project are:

  1. What is the role of technology in grassroots, community-driven social innovation?
  2. What is the vision of next-generation technologies, designed explicitly with citizen-led innovation in mind?
  3. How can citizen innovations be scaled up and diffused across communities?
  4. How to reflect on the process of multidisciplinary practice itself?

These questions will be addressed through a series of research sprint projects lasting for approximately 6 months proposed by cross-disiplinary teams of researchers from across Lancaster University. In addition to these projects, there will be a series of shorter community-led projects.