Community collaborators reach new digital audiences
January 2021
By Mellis Haward

Published in the NLQ Magazine, this article asked how tricky has it been integrating an online as well as offline route for community engagement, during the pandemic?

"Mellis Haward of Archio shared how the practice has done an 'about turn' and moved participatory design and on-site engagement tools online, especially with its affordable homes scheme on a small site in Crystal Palace. Here, a local residents' design group acted as co-creator with the community land trust, using a combination of digital and analogue work.

"Communities are redefining how they relate to their neighbourhood and taking a new-found interest in their local area. Perhaps a new era of community inter-reliance is manifesting"".

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