Showcase for Bespoke project at legendary capital museum

venue: The Victoria and Albert Museum in London
venue: The Victoria and Albert Museum in London
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A community journalism project will be presenting it’s findings at the London Design Festival later this month.

The Bespoke project, a collaboration between a community in Callon, Preston and journalism, social science and design researchers, explores how a new method of Insight Journalism can be used for social innovation.

Bespoke will be showcasing their work at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London between September 17 and 23.

The project seeks to demonstrate, through a collection of bespoke digital responses and an interactive presentation, how grass-roots communities can express themselves.

The collection at the V and A includes the Digital Buskers, which are digitally enabled statues that celebrate and promote local hip-hop music producers Dub P and Shaks; Viewpoint, a digital product that collects community points of view in response to questions posed by their councillors and Wayfinder, a digital signpost that displays community events and turns to point where the events are happening.

Jon Rogers, senior lecturer in product design at the University of Dundee, said: “All of these prototypes act as demonstrators for how a future could look.”

The Bespoke project has been funded through the Research Council UK.