Event Programme 2016

Disruption and Development: Where Do Our Values Intersect?

80 Hamilton House, Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3QY

2pm to 6pm

Think Tank space located at the front of the Hamilton House building that is managed by the Coexist team: 80 Hamilton House, Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3QY

The third workshop held in the series will consider tensions surrounding gentrification. We want specifically to explore how a wide array of future visions can coexist with one another, without one vision being achieved at the detriment of another. For this reason we will be stepping outside of our usual participant list to also invite small and big business representatives alongside social enterprises, as we realise that they are also imbricated within this process. The facilitated workshop will involve the participants collaborating in ‘future visioning’ exercises. The purpose is to attempt to identify where there might be shared values between fundamentally different organisations, such as grassroots regeneration initiatives and large property developers.


We will first conduct a digital storytelling task. This is a specific kind of participatory film which involves participants exploring the Stokes Croft area of Bristol and taking one photograph of something they would like to see change and taking another photograph of something they would like to stay the same. The participants will then write approximately 200 words to accompany each photograph. After coming back together and each participant sharing their digital story, we will then move into a collaborative social sculpture exercise where all the participants must construct a future vision of Stokes Croft in 2026. We will then display these digital stories and sculpture as part of an exhibition open to the public. The exhibition will not only inform members of the public but also allow space for them to leave their own reflections and opinions surrounding the theme of the workshop.