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James Wallbank on Mon, 20 Feb 2012 20:58:24 +0100 (CET)


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<nettime> Access Space is one of "Britain's New Radicals" (according to NESTA and The Observer)


Hello Nettimers,

Oh dear. I am posting something perilously close to self-promotion. Ignore it if you like. However, I am attempting to provide ADDED VALUE, in the form of some critical debate and hard data (see below) which may help you to make sense of what's happened.

A few months ago Access Space applied to "The Observer" (a slightly left-of-centre UK Newspaper, The Sunday version of "The Guardian") putting ourselves forward as one of "Britain's New Radicals". People or organisations who were "Making Britain Better".

The 50 winners have been announced, ( http://www.guardian.co.uk/theobserver/2012/feb/18/50-new-radicals-britain-nesta ) and Access Space is one of them.

Fantastic!

But does this mean a resurgence of radical innovation, social inclusion, critical digital engagement, and a new, higher valuation of the arts in Britain? Well maybe...

There seems to be considerable confusion about whether this is a list of ORGANISATIONS or PEOPLE. And some ambiguity about what "radicalism" actually constitutes. And the website which lists the winners (http://www.nesta.org.uk/news_and_features/britains_new_radicals ) sucks if you actually want hard data to analyse.

So I have spent the last couple of hours making a list of all the winners and the websites featured.

(1) The list is in the order on NESTA's website, which is alphabetical, by organisation or SOMETIMES by person. (2) Where an organisation is in brackets, they are mentioned as significant (eg: the originator) in the body text, but are not named as the "radical". (3) I have picked through the NESTA website to extract the names of individuals featured as originators, innovators or significant contributors. (4) The list is # delimited and pasted below. Sorry if the line-wraps interfere.

Interestingly, we have worked with several of these organisations and people:

* We have run OpenStreetMap workshops.
* Dougald Hine of Spacemakers Network has been a regular participant at Access Space. * Lots of Access Space participants are also part of the Transition Town Network.

...so we are quite well represented on this list. But some entries seem just boggling. There are people who work for the government, who maybe are really good people, but do they qualify as "radical"? CAN you qualify as "radical" if you work for the government? There are some "radicals" who are named individuals, and some who are organisations with hundreds of employees.

NESTA are hoping that this list will spark some controversy and debate.

We're aiming to use this publicity to make our critical, do-it-yourself approach to community, creativity and technology more widespread in the UK.

Being featured on this list is "publicity only" - there is no cash prize or other resource attached. So if you have an idea that'll help us use this increased profile to unlock real resource, then please, get in touch!

(Personally, I'm just well impressed by being on just about any list that includes both Conrad "Mathematica" Wolfram and Rob "Transition" Hopkins).

Best Regards,

James
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#ORGANISATION#URL#Named People#

#3space#http://www.3space.org/#Henry Mason, Andrew Cribb#
#Access Space#http://www.access-space.org/#James Wallbank#
#Sidekick Studios#http://www.sidekickstudios.net/#Adil Abrar#
#Shared Lives Plus#http://www.sharedlivesplus.org.uk/#Alex Fox#
#Graphene (University of Manchester)#n/a#Sir Andre Geim, Professor Kostya Novoselov#
#Frameworks 4 Change#http://www.frameworks4change.co.uk/#Andy Bradley#
#Includem#http://www.includem.org/#Angela Morgan#
#The Brilliant Club#http://www.thebrilliantclub.org#Jonathan Sobczyk, Simon Coyle#
#Childreach International#http://www.childreach.org.uk/#n/a#
#Community Land Scotland#http://www.communitylandscotland.co.uk/#n/a#
#(Research Europe Ltd)#http://www.wolfram.com/#Conrad Wolfram#
#The Greenhouse#http://www.thegreenhousedingwall.co.uk/#Dave Lynch#
#Dementia Adventure#http://www.dementiaadventure.co.uk/#Neil Mapes, Lucy Harding# #Clinks Care Farm#http://www.carefarminguk.org/#Doeke Dobma, Iris van Zon, (Norfolk County Council)# #(De Montfort University)#http://www.dmu.ac.uk/about-dmu/partnerships/square-mile/square-mile-project.aspx#Professor Dominic Shellard#
#Space Makers Agency#http://www.spacemakers.org.uk/#Dougald Hine#
#dRMM#http://www.drmm.co.uk/#Alex de Rijke, Philip Mars, Sadie Morgan#
#FairPensions#http://www.fairpensions.org.uk/#n/a#
#The Finance Innovation Lab#http://www.thefinancelab.org/#(ICAEW & WWF-UK)#
#(Swindon Borough Council)#n/a#Gavin Jones#
#Homeless World Cup#http://www.homelessworldcup.org/#Mel Young#
#i-Probono#http://www.i-probono.com/#Shireen Irani#
#CDI Europe, Apps for Good#http://www.cdieurope.eu/#Iris Lapinski#
#SB.TV#http://www.sbtv.co.uk/#Jamal Edwards#
#The Reader Organisation#http://www.thereader.org.uk/#Jane Davis#
#Sugru#http://www.sugru.com/#Jane Ní Dhulchaointigh#
#Rubies in the Rubble#http://www.rubiesintherubble.com/#Jenny Dawson#
#Spice#http://www.justaddspice.org/#(University of Wales)#
#KwickScreen#http://www.kwickscreen.com/#Michael Konn#
#Lexxic#http://www.lexxic.com/#Nicola James#
#The Liverpool Project#http://www.theliverpoolproject.org/#Dr Simon Jackson, Dr Nick Rhead, Steve Boote#
#Livity#http://www.livity.co.uk/#n/a#
#Maslaha#http://www.maslaha.org/#n/a#
#Mind Candy#http://www.mindcandy.com/#Michael Acton Smith#
#(UK Government's Executive Director of Digital)#n/a#Mike Bracken #
#MyBnk#http://www.mybnk.org/#Lily Lapenna#
#We Are What We Do#http://www.wearewhatwedo.org/#Nick Stanhope#
#OpenStreetMap#http://www.openstreetmap.org/#Steve Coast#
#Incredible Edible Todmorden#http://www.incredible-edible-todmorden.co.uk/#Pam Warhurst# #PatientsLikeMe#http://www.patientslikeme.com/#Benjamin Heywood, James Heywood, Jeff Cole, Stephen Heywood, Paul Wicks#
#Ideas Tap#http://www.ideastap.com/#Peter De Haan#
#Respect4us#http://www.respect4us.co.uk/#n/a#
#Transition Town Movement#http://www.transitionnetwork.org/#Rob Hopkins#
#Just For Kids Law#http://www.justforkidslaw.org/#Shauneen Lambe#
#Shift.ms#http://www.shift.ms/#George Pepper, Freddie Yauner#
#Start Again#http://www.start-again.co.uk/#Mark Peters#
#Citizens UK#http://www.citizensuk.org/#Tom Chigbo#
#UpRising#http://www.uprising.org.uk/#Alveena Malik#
#Women Like Us#http://www.womenlikeus.org.uk/#Emma Stewart, Karen Mattison#

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