For those of you who were at the Leeds Initiative meeting, What if Leeds, today at The College of Music, here's the video that was played. It was produced by volunteers at Oblong. I think that gathering the thoughts and feelings of community members through participatory video – where the makers are members of the communities themselves – has great potential.
Download Windows Media version (right click, "save as". 56Mb)
Oblong is an independent, volunteer-led community centre that has been based in Hyde Park and Woodhouse since 1996. It aims to enable local people to develop their skills so they can benefit themselves and their communities. With the equivalent of only three full-time paid staff and over 70 volunteers, Oblong relies on an open, non-hierarchical structure which allows them to participate, develop their talents and take responsibility for delivering services that make a real difference.