Bristol Forum 2019
Creating positive action through research and collaboration Call for Participation: Deadline 10th January 2019
The annual Bristol Forum is a new collaboration between Bristol City Office, the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England that aims to advance the problem-solving capacity of our city by bringing together innovative research and creative approaches to raise questions and address challenges relevant to the city and its vibrant communities.
The first Bristol Forum will take place in City Hall on Friday 29 March 2019.
Using the One City approach, which aims to harness expertise from across the city to solve challenges, the 2019 forum will share research findings relating to the city, explore the relationship between the universities and the city, and invite stakeholders from across the city to share their perspectives on Bristol’s challenges.
We would like to invite contributions which explore how research, knowledge and practical action can address key challenges facing Bristol. This might include:
- What are the findings of recent and current research on the challenges facing the city?
- How do we collectively identify and address challenges in the city?
- What diverse challenges are public organisations, businesses, neighbourhoods and citizens facing that research could help tackle?
- What activities are effective in engaging communities, researchers, educators, students and other actors in addressing key challenges?
- Ideas for generating new collaborations.
The event will be free to participate and we welcome community organisations and researchers, civic leaders and businesses, educators and digital technologists, heritage specialists and environmental experts, artists, performers, creative imaginaries and all others with an interest in making Bristol an inclusive, prosperous and sustainable city. We welcome a diversity of views and inputs and want to provide an opportunity for those voices that do not normally get heard in citywide debates to contribute their knowledge and insights.
The Bristol Forum will be a highly interactive event with sessions that bring everyone together around broad themes and a variety of sessions focused on specific topics and initiatives. Our aim is to create an interactive and informal space for dialogue and ideas which move beyond silos or simple presentations of research findings. To do so we would like to invite you to co-produce some of the sessions together with us.