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As the culmination of the summer 2015 national Connected Communities Festival, a conference for those who have been and are involved in Connected Communities projects is being held at the UEA.
The purpose of the conference is to present and discuss the actual research the programme has produced and is producing—both academic research and that involving community and independent researchers as co-producers of ideas. In Connected Communities we spend a good deal of time collaborating inside and out, making new practice, in dialogue with disciplines outside our own, taking risks. Wonderful! But here we want to focus attention primarily on the research we are mostly writing and publishing: more output than outcome, more product than process, at this moment, perhaps.
Does that feel a little like a step backwards, a reality check, or even, at most critical, a disavowal of what Connected Communities is about? We think not: we think this a good moment in the programme’s development to articulate and evaluate how Connected Communities is dynamically contributing to the changing research landscape.