Productive Margins Festival
The Station, Silver Street, Bristol BS1 2AG
You are warmly invited to take part in the Productive Margins Festival – open to all.
Join us for a full day or dip in and out. Starting with a breakfast talk at 8am (Co-production Breakfast: Turning the University Inside Out; Bringing Communities Outside In) over coffee and pastries, the day will showcase, celebrate, inspire and challenge us to think differently about how regulation can both constrain and empower communities and explore how we make future opportunities a reality.
Productive Margins is a 5-year collaboration between English and Welsh community organisations and the Universities of Bristol and Cardiff exploring how regulations can both constrain and further engagement in decision-making. Our starting point is that people and communities excluded from decision-making have the expertise, experience and creativity to be politically productive. Together we shift debates from the regulation of engagement to regulation for engagement.
Since 2013, Productive Margins has been co-producing research on some of the big questions that we face collectively: mobilising with young people; Muslim women’s engagement in decision-making; loneliness among older people; regulation of food habits across diverse communities; how families in poverty experience the regulation of welfare to work and immigration. We do this through a range of disciplines from social sciences to the arts, engaging with decision-makers throughout.
For further information and details of the event programme, please visit the Productive Margins Festival page.