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Charlie Tims

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Charlie Tims is an associate of Demos.

Charlie Tims is a freelance researcher interested in creativity, communication and public spaces. He tries to find new ways to research with others and share ideas in simple ways. In 2010 he co-wrote An Anatomy of Youth for Demos - a look at the future of politics from a young person’s perspective and co-edited Born Creative, a collection of essays about creativity & learning in the early years.

Charlie is currently working with A New Direction in East London on Biglop - an education programme that brings 15 artists together with 142 schools across London to explore questions raised by London’s Olympics.

His other projects include Hometaping, a big effort to get as many people as possible to record an album of music in November and Useful - a small magazine curating new perspectives on new social issues. He contributes to a blog called Make Nubs about 'music videos for ideas’. In 2009 he was a part of The Power of 8 a 'future community’ designed by 8 people from different walks of life and in 2008 he co-produced James Nachtewey’s TED prize in London and was placed on The Southbank Centre's International Placement Programme for Creative Entrepreneurs.

He has worked with a variety of partners including John3Shelagh, Heritage Lottery Fund, Consumer Focus, The European Commission, Cornwall Council, Screen England, The FCO, Creative and Cultural Skills, V, TED, Art Angel, Lift, The British Council, Creative Partnerships, Hackney Cooperative Developments & The Wayward Plant Registry.

Charlie talks regularly about the Olympics, Public Space and Video Making: here are his slides from Megapolis 2010: 'The Rhythms of the City'. He also spoke at the World Social Forum in Mexico City last year.

His publications include:

An Anatomy of Youth (2010)

Born Creative (2010)

Video Republic (2008)

So, What do You do (2007)

The Dreaming City: Glasgow 2020 and the Power of Mass Imagination (2007)

The Post-Exotic Olympics (2007) - article

The Biggest Learning Opportunity on Earth (2007)

People Make Places: Growing The Public Life of Cities (2005)

After The Goldrush: A Sustainable Olympics For London (2004)

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After the Gold Rush
Authors
Anthony Vigor, Charlie Tims, Melissa Mean
Publication Date
2004-10-25
Publication Type
Pamphlet

After the Gold RushHosting 'the greatest show on earth' is seen by some as a once in a lifetime opportunity to provide new infrastructure and deliver benefits to local residents and communities and this is why London is bidding.

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People Make Places
Authors
Charlie Tims, Melissa Mean
Publication Date
2005-09-12
Publication Type
Pamphlet

Based on in-depth studies of three British towns and cities Cardiff, Preston and Swindon, People Make Places explores how the best public spaces are created by people and communities themselves.

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The Dreaming City
Authors
Charlie Tims, Gerry Hassan, Melissa Mean
Publication Date
2007-05-23

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So, What Do You Do?
Authors
Charlie Tims, Shelagh Wright
Publication Date
2007-06-19
Publication Type
Pamphlet

Over the last ten years public policy has paid considerable attention to supporting creativity. But amongentrants, employers and peopleworking in the creative industries many of these interventions are resulting in confusion, indifference and, in some cases, irritation. Why?

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Inclusion, innovation and democracy
Authors
Charlie Tims, Shelagh Wright
Publication Date
2007-09-14
Publication Type
Report

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Video Republic
Authors
Charlie Tims, Peter Bradwell, Celia Hannon
Publication Date
2008-10-06
Publication Type
Pamphlet

Cheap digital technology and broadband access have broken the moving-image monopoly held by production companies and broadcasters. In its place a new theatre of public information has emerged.

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An Anatomy of Youth
Authors
Celia Hannon, Charlie Tims
Publication Date
2010-04-04
Publication Type
Pamphlet

Starting from an analysis of the attitudes of 16 – 25 year olds and some of the key trends they are living through, An Anatomy of Youth is a resource for anyone interested in what politics can do for the next generation.

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Born Creative
Authors
Charlie Tims
Publication Date
2010-11-11
Publication Type
Collections

This is a collection of essays focusing on how creativity and arts in early years education, can help children develop skills needed to perform in the work place and wider society.

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Greening Up Demos

Charlie Tims, Melissa Mean, Molly Webb, Celia Hannon, Joost Beunderman

We're committed to being an environmentally-friendly organisation. With all the travel we're doing, it's not going to be easy. We want to share our experiences and efforts at going green on this page - with the ultimate aim of becoming a zero carbon/zero waste workplace.

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Demos Podcasts

Charlie Tims, Peter Bradwell

New, improved Demos podcasting.

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Video Republic

Charlie Tims, Peter Bradwell, Celia Hannon

Production companies and broadcasters no longer hold a monopoly over moving-images - instead, a new theatre of public information has emerged. Spread across the internet, television, festivals and campaigns this emerging ‘Video Republic’ is a messy, alternative realm of video creation and exchange, dominated by young people. Who inhabits, shapes and regulates the Video Republic?

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James Nachtwey's TED Wish to Change The World

Charlie Tims, Shelagh Wright, Peter Bradwell, Peter Harrington

James Nachtwey won the TED Prize in 2007. He used it to take pictures of an under-reported health issue now affecting 50 countries across the world. We are helping him break and spread his images in London.

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Anatomy of Youth

Celia Hannon, Charlie Tims

Anatomy of Youth is a new research project which will look at society and policy making from the perspective of young people in Britain aged 16-25.

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Born Creative

Charlie Tims, Celia Hannon

This project gathers ideas from across the cultural world on how to support the development of creative capabilities.

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