Creative Industries

The Creative Industries activity works specifically with creative arts practices and young people in methodologies of co-creation to combat the effects of marginalization: exploring how the digital medium can offer innovative and socially grounded opportunities for self-expression and creative engagement embedded in the real world.

We apply techniques drawn from interactive media art in fieldwork for social inclusion. Advanced mobile media and grassroots DIY techniques are used to bring creative practice with digital media into community based outreach work. Read More

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Featured Case Study


SiDE has been working with TryLife, a charity that produces interactive online drama to help young people explore social issues relevant to their lives.

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Rosie and Lilianne presenting

There were many successes to be celebrated on 31st January 2014, when volunteers and staff from the Angelou Centre reflected on the completion of their research and development phase for the BAM! Sistahood heritage project. Over the last 5 months, researchers from the SIDE project, have been working with the Angelou Centre to develop a sustainable digital infrastructure that will support the delivery of the project over the next two years. Read More
Date: 01.02.2014


Tom Bartindale presents paper on supporting participatory media production through new interaction technologies Read More
Date: 04.11.2013