Bringing Communities Together (Culture as a Service)
The Coventry Cultural Challenge was a two-day event where teams were given access to the latest Coventry cultural data and asked to develop an idea/proposal that had the potential to ‘make life better in Coventry’. At the end of the weekend, each team presented their ideas to a jury of experts.
Presentation by Discover Y (Recorded by: Maria Polodeanu, Reel Master Production)
The increase in Coventry’s population could lead to isolated communities, as it is generally people from more wealthy areas of the city that engage with others. It is therefore important to create shared spaces and bring people together.
Cultural activities generate more pride in the city. It is important to take culture to local people and communities rather than expect them to seek it out.
A tokenised voting system, addressing lack of privileges, socio-economic criteria and lack of representation, could help to shape hyper-local decision making.
‘Culture as a service’, using a subscription model, could increase participation and both improve Coventry and bolster the local economy.
Team Discover Y, with Coventry Cultural Challenge organisers