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PROJECTS

 

Consultancy 

Open Ground can help your organization fit better into your area, or ask specific questions of the community and environment you work in.  Open Ground uses participative approaches, including Action Research and focus groups, to help your organisation move towards sustainability.

 

Culture

Open Ground has contributed to various projects in the arts sector exploring place and community: with IOTA in Inverness, and the Collective Gallery in Edinburgh on the 1mile˛ project.  Open Ground undertook a year and half long action research project with Tramway, an international arts space in Glasgow, called the Footprints project. This won the ‘Intelligent Research’ award at GaGA 2009.

 

Inspiration

In 2008 Open Ground was contracted by WWF Scotland to research and document their Natural Change Project.  This was developed as an innovative response to the growing evidence that current environmental campaigns are not resulting in the depth of behaviour change necessary. The project incorporated ideas from eco psychology, personal development, outdoor experiences, mentoring and leadership skills. 

 

Sam Harrison from Open Ground was the participant researcher and report author. ‘Natural Change: psychology and sustainability,’  The report can be downloaded from the Natural Change website.  Sam also wrote a six-month follow-up report discussing how Natural Change was incorporated into the participants’ lives (2010).

  

Research and Consultancy Projects run from a single day to part-time over several months.  Projects are charged on a daily rate. 

 

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