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This book is a result of two years research into new types of community projects. The twenty-eight authors have contributed perspectives and stories on how ideas of participating and initiating within communities is changing.

These innovative views are largely informed through experiences gained creating fresh and imaginative opportunities for people to come together positively in their communities to learn, share and make.

Hand Made is part of the Social Spaces project.

"Ever wondered what happens when a bunch of passionate people come together to make something amazing happen?

Hand Made is a story of life-affirming everyday creativity, reflecting a new state of mind ... exploring issues of identity, community, togetherness, playfulness and pragmatism.

Active optimism for the 21st century.

Now unleash your imagination and go play!"

Dominic Campbell


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Publish Date  August 19, 2010

Dimensions  Small Square  238 pgs Standard Paper

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Comments (3)


PheromoneAut says


posted at 08:36pm Jul 26 PST


TessyB says

Thanks Nick for the lovely comment. I have been trying to add all the authors - I have put them all on the Social Spaces site - but can't work out how to edit the intro above... so am adding list of contributors below.

David Gauntlett
Megan Deal and Friends
David Barrie
Rob Hopkins
Jerry Stein
Nick Booth
Jack Ricchiuto
June Holley
Ryan LeCluyse
Tracey Todhunter
Jack Forinash and Friends
Julian Dobson
Tom Andrews
Hannah Bullock and Tim Smit
Sarah Drummond and Friends
Andy Gibson
David Burns, Matias Viegener and Austin Young
Peter Sergeant
Caroline Woolard and Friends
Louise Macdonald and David Key
Anab Jain and Chris Hand
Lloyd Davis
Dougald Hine
Edmund Colville and Friends
Matthias Regan and Friends
Chris Kennedy and Kate Cahill
Cassie Robinson
Tessy Britton

posted at 02:24pm Sep 10 PST


Podnosh says

I'm one of 28 people who've contributed to this book. We all did so on a voluntary basis. The amazing work of the others is quite humbling.

This tells the story of optimistic, practical and generous people doing the simple things that makes sense.

posted at 02:08pm Sep 10 PST


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