Our Green City is a six week online course that aims to develop our understanding of global city challenges and develop the capacity to lead sustainable change in your own locality. We will look at themes of leadership, food, nature, resources, energy and transport from the perspectives of academic leaders from the University of West England and professionals and people from the city of Bristol, European Green Capital for 2015, who are creating sustainable solutions. For more information about Our Green City go to http://tiny.cc/ourgreencity and follow us @our_green_city.+ More details
In order to understand what the future of Bristol may be, Sara has been meeting with communities, organisations and civic leaders as asking for their hopes for the city one day. Here is Sara meeting with Martin Fodor, Green Councillor for Redland, talking about one of his current projects, the Bristol Good Food Tour. Martin hopes that one day all Bristolians will have access to good food that they can cook and eat together. Do you want delicious, nutritious, affordable and low-carbon food on Day One? Bristol Good Food Tour: http://www.bristolfoe.org.uk/bgft/ Eat Drink Bristol Fashion: https://eatdrinkbristolfashion.co.uk/ Martin Fodor: http://martinfodor.com/ * one day : Day One - Resilience is a participatory artwork for Bristol 2015 that has been created by local artist Sara Zaltash in partnership with the Schumacher Institute and is supported by the Quartet Community Foundation and the Bristol Green Capital Partnership. onedaydayone.org/resilience bristolgreencapital.org bristol2015.co.uk 100resilientcities.org+ More details
Bristol City Council is changing the way that it works. As a public sector organisation, BCC has to deliver the highest of service standards whilst staying as cost effective as possible. With this in mind they wanted a new digital platform which would mean they could reduce their physical office space requirements, and reduce the paper records storage. Using Zaizi’s Alfresco solutions, they are now able to allow their workforce to work remotely whilst staying data compliant, reduce their expense towards paper records management and have the freedom and flexibility of having a collaboration platform to increase productivity within departments and even when working with third parties.+ More details
Turning bits and bytes into force and motion, this fascinating work explores the concept of open data by parsing genuine data sets (spending data released by Bristol City Council) through mechanical 'contraptions'. http://www.lighthouse.org.uk/programme/data-as-culture+ More details
Client: Bristol City Council - Bristol Children and Young People's Service Brief: We were commissioned by Bristol City Council to create a film highlighting the academic gap between children in care and their peers and to emphasis the positive difference it makes when children in care take part in out of school clubs. The video was also to show that although out of school activities are harder to access for children in care, Bristol has made it more accessible for all children in care. How We Did It: This video was mostly shot in 2 half day shoots, where we filmed the young people at their activities and interviewed both them and those who they interacted with. We then recorded voice over at a different time. Other shots were used from projects we had worked on with the Bristol City council. Children In Care Delivery Method: This video was encoded onto a DVD so that it could be used at various council events and meetings highlighting issues surrounding Children in care+ More details
Client: Bristol City Council Brief: We were commissioned by Bristol City Council to create a film about the role of peer tutors in schools. We needed to establish what positive effect the peer tutors had on younger people and also how the peer tutors were perceived by the young people they were working with. We also needed to show how much the peer tutor's themselves had gained from their individual experience. How We Did It: To establish the impact of Peer Tutors it was really important to show a wide range of activities that were taking place. A large number of shoot days took place, whilst specific events were happening. We interviewed Peer Tutors and younger people and because they were so eloquent we were able to use a lot of their responses to lead the viewer through the video. Voiceover was used in a few places as a tool to add additional information. Delivery Method: Peer Tutors was authored to DVD to be shown to prospective investors in the scheme, it was also shown to future young people that may want to become Peer Tutors and it also created a record of the events and activities that Peer Tutors have been involved in. It was duplicated 100 times for distribution and uploaded to YouTube where it has been viewed over 2,750 times to date.+ More details
Client: Bristol City Council Brief: To create a 3 part DVD about "Extending Learning, a Varied menu". This video was an 8 minute overview introducing extending learning and the other 2 films on the DVD. The clip we have uploaded has been edited down to just over 4 minutes to give a feel of the piece. How we did it: To achieve such variety in this video we needed to go on many different shoots, collecting both stimulating visuals and interviews to really give voice to the video. This included interviewing contributors such as Peter Lord from Aardman Animation and Duncan Goodhew MBE. We worked with our clients very closely in the planning stage so that they were able to create a voiceover that would lead the piece. Music was commissioned specifically for this film showing both reflective and upbeat sections in the narrative. The objective of the video was to really show the benefits of Extending Learning in the Bristol City Council. Delivery Method: “Extending Learning, a Varied menu” was made to be shown to groups that would want to take part in the scheme, people who may wish to invest, teachers and schools who wanted to know more, also it was shown at various meetings and conferences. This video was authored to DVD with a menu system designed so people could access various sections when needed. It was then duplicated over 100 times for distribution.+ More details
George Ferusson talks about his vision for Bristol and answers questions for the audience.+ More details
Peep Show was a site specific temporary installation by Rebecca Ballard curated by Abi Cush. It was situated in the Control Room, Redcliffe Bridge, Bristol from the 15th to the 20th March 2014. The Control Room windows, which usually allow a 360 panoramic view, influenced the development of the work referring back to pre-cinema optical illusions such as the panorama and its relations, the diorama and peepshow. Ballard transformed the Control Room into a ‘peep show’, using this form to play with notions of perception and illusion. The work invited viewers and passers-by to peer through a number of peepholes for a glimpse of the unknown; creating a unique and intimate viewing experience which places the audience as ‘voyeur’. The show explored ideas surrounding spectacle, artifice and doubling.+ More details
Smoke and Mirrors was an exhibition which took place at the Edwardian Toilets from the 31st January to the 9th February 2014. It featured work by Zanne Andrea and Geraldine Hudson and was curated by Abi Cush. This is a video tour of the exhibition created by Abi Cush.+ More details
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