Institute for Social Responsibility

ISRA 2021/2 Sustainable Futures

ISRA Research Project:

Creating Sustainable Futures

In this image there are 3 stacks of coins varying in height. On top of each stack there is a plant growing.

About:

Launched in September 2021, this 9-month collaborative project will work with a group of eight to ten young people who are not in employment or education. They will take part in a programme of activity led by local organisations which will provide information on community wealth building and skill them in setting up a sustainable social enterprise.

Photovoice methodology will enable the young people to reflect on issues of place, community, and sustainable futures as well as to document the process of learning about and setting up their social enterprise. They will co-create a photo story as one of the project outputs.

Internal Partners:

  • Dr Victoria Foster (PI), Associate Director of ISR (External Relations) and Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences, Edge Hill University.

External Partners:

  • Wigan Council
  • Wigan and Leigh Community Charity
  • CLES (Centre for Local Economic Strategies)
  • Made in WN8

Aims of the project:

This collaborative project is working with a group of young people who are not in employment or education. They are taking part in a programme of activity led by local organisations which is providing them with information on community wealth building and skilling them in setting up a sustainable social enterprise.  Photovoice methodology is enabling the young people to reflect on issues of place, community, and flourishing futures as well as to document the process of learning about and setting up their social enterprise. They will co-create a photo story as one of the project outputs.

Outcome:

Anticipated outcomes by June 2022.


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