The Bristol Approach (2016)

Development of a new framework for running inclusive, sustainable and scalable, community-driven digital projects that involve sensor technologies.

At a glance:

The Bristol Approach is a framework aimed at enabling technologists, businesses, artists and local people to work together to address relevant community issues using digital tools. People will also develop new skills and shape their neighbourhoods in the process.

Ideas for Change led the research and framework design processes and was actively involved in the first deployment of the project, the Dump Busters. The Damp Busters pilot developed new ways of measuring the problem of damp in homes, including designing a frog-shaped temperature and humidity sensor.

My contribution:

  • Process documentation.
  • Support in the elaboration of the framework.
  • Facilitation of workshops together with KWMC in Bristol

Organizations involved:

Knowles West Media Centre (KWMC)
Bristol City Council
Ideas for Change

Further information:

The project’s website :

The Bristol Approach Booklet: