Carolyn Hassan is founder and director of the award-winning Knowle West Media Centre (KWMC), which delivers socially engaged media arts projects contributing to a wider understanding of the role of the arts in communities and cities. She established KWMC’s European projects: 3-E Houses, Internet Enabled Services for Cities and the ERDF-funded Green Digital Business Programme Do What You Love. KWMC manages Bristol’s Living Lab as part of the European Network of Living Labs. It works closely with Bristol City Council and a network of organisations including universities on many digital inclusion, social innovation and media arts projects based in communities. Current projects include the Bristol Approach to Citizen Sensing, We Can Make:Homes and Change Creators. Hassan’s education includes post-graduate degrees in social work from the University of Leicester and photographic studies from the University of Westminster. In 2009 she received an honorary doctorate from the University of West of England for her contribution to education and social inclusion. She currently sits on the board of Plymouth-based Real Ideas Organisation; is a fellow of the RSA; was a board member of Bristol2015, a company set up to manage and deliver Bristol’s European Green Capital Award; and was a member of the South West Regional Council until 2013.
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