We bring together pioneering companies and the best academic thinkers to explore the potential of something we are calling digital public space where anyone, anywhere, anytime can access, explore and create with digital content.

Together we are creating new products, experiences and business opportunities which empower anyone, anywhere to access, explore and create with the newly accessible collections of media, public information and personal data trails which form the digital public space.

 

Clusters

Projects

Paths of Desire

Paths of Desire
This project has been inspired both by a desire to investigate opportunities for exploring the role of cartography in a digital age and consider ways of encouraging users of cities to deviate from their normal paths and flows and discover ‘hidden gems’ within the city as a result.

Being There

Being There
'Being There' investigates possibilities of digital technologies for exploring alternative narratives of historical events, and specifically of world war one, relevant to the locality of Cheshire East. A collection of explorative co-designs will highlight opportunities that then are turned into an artist brief for a fully commissioned piece.

Ageing Playfully

Ageing Playfully
Co-designing interactive and playful ways to encourage dementia-friendly exercise and movement.

This Is How We Do It

This Is How We Do It
Exploring the value of digital technologies to capture and encourage reflection on craft practices

Project R-hythm

Project R-hythm
Project R-hythm used performance-making to explore a landscape and reveal the temporal qualities of place. 

Sea Breeze

Sea Breeze
Seabreeze is a project is to explore how the model of creative practice and the process of engagement with a community of users can inform similar interventions in heritage and contested spaces.

Latest Activity

Curating the Creatives

1st Oct 2012
Ideas. Opportunities. Passionate people. Imagining the future... Coral Grainger reflects on the mapping exercise carried out for the Creative Exchange Could I devise a more perfect assignment than to chat, in confidence, with 22 of the most interesting people in NW creative industries, and imagine the ways that their business might change...

Creative Exchange Launch Event

21st May 2012
On 19th May we  launched the Creative Exchange. It was an afternoon and an evening of speakers and discussion at the Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester, in conjunction with  FutureEverything Festival.  We had a fascinating and diverse array of speakers.  

Constructing a Digital Public Space

31st Mar 2012
The following article was authored by Bill Thompson, Drew Hemment, Rachel Cooper, Charlie Gere on behalf of The Creative Exchange The term Digital Public Space is being used by a growing number of cultural bodies to describe the online environment which will emerge as they make their digitised collections more available...