During 2018-19, Dan (Co-Investigator) will be working with colleagues from UWE (Dr Emma Agusita, Principal Investigator; Professor Jon Dovey, Co-Investigator) on the Enterprise Edcuators UK funded project “Unexpected Enterprises”.
The project investigates emerging forms of media entrepreneurship and their application to the development of media enterprise pedagogies. It explores ways in which the changing landscape of media contexts and cultural production gives rise to “unexpected enterprises”, reflecting technical and social innovations, such as those forged in the realm of participatory digital culture. The collaborative project employs design research methodologies, including an open innovation lab process, to enable co-inquiry involving students, educators and industry partners in considering emerging entrepreneurial forms and their implications for media enterprise initiatives. The project contributes to evolving creative and cultural forms of applied enterprise education.
The first “Open Innovation Lab” took place at the Arnolfini in Bristol on 20th November:
Future workshops will follow at WSA and in UWE in March 2019.