Greater Pollok Design School
The Centre for Civic Innovation (CCI) is a pioneering citizen-centred design team within Glasgow City Council, responsible for establishing a design-led approach to the understanding of societal shifts and civic experiences within the city.
Our vision is to inspire and engage the citizens of Glasgow to create a better future for everybody.
The current model for delivering public services is grounded in underlying assumptions and is subject to changing demands from citizens. As a city we need to find new, creative and innovative ways to solve our challenges.
At the CCI we are developing and inspiring a network of designers and solvers across the breadth of the city to enthuse and empower our citizens to co-design the city they want to live in.
We are working across a range of social innovation and neighbourhood design projects across the city with a view to developing a system where communities can co-design solutions to the challenges they face, both locally and across the city.
Our aim is to develop a design led approach to neighbourhood development, embedding creative problem solving in our communities and creating networks of citizens and services aligned and focussed on the needs and requirements of the common good.
We are currently working with key local stakeholders in Greater Pollok, including elected members and those serving the community currently, such as G53 Together, with the aim of understanding the neighbourhood and it’s people and building towards developing a more collaborative and inclusive approach to shaping Greater Pollok.
Over the coming months we will start to become more visible in the local area and would love for you to get involved.
As part of that work, we are collaborating with the After the Pandemic team between March and May 2021 on the Greater Pollok Design School asking local residents to design Greater Pollok NOW(Stage One) and Greater Pollok AFTER THE PANDEMIC (Stage Two).
The project provides some simple and easy to follow design briefs, which were developed with citizens from across Greater Pollok, that will let you contribute ideas and suggestions in a fun and creative way.
Our website also provides some excellent examples to help inspire you as well as the option to order some kits to help you create afterthepandemic.scot/greater-pollok-design-school/.
This project is led by the After the Pandemic team in collaboration with the Centre for Civic Innovation, Greater Pollok Artists in Residence and Colour Ways.
You can find out more details about it on the After the Pandemic website: http://afterthepandemic.scot/greater-pollok-design-school/ or please feel free to contact Stephen McGowan from the Centre for Civic Innovation directly to discuss further.