Cause2Create event coming to Loughborough University London
C2C will bring a variety of Hacks to our campus for a couple of days in November (11th & 12th). Students will be invited to get involved in any capacity that they wish, as well as being able to take advantage of the various opportunities available through the scheme across East London.
The Cause2Create (C2C) Project seeks to celebrate the power of creativity in helping to address World problems, creating an event which "showcases creativity for good". In this instance, C2C will be working on ways in which humanitarian crises can be addressed and gain further assistance and attention from a great audience locally, nationally or globally.
The most important message of the project and events is that people who are involved are working together to create "tangible solutions to some of the issues contributing to the global refugee crisis".
A series of day-long hacks will be based at our London campus and work with solving specific briefs around the humanitarian crises. Key charity partners involved with C2C will help to set these challenges for those involved.
Creative teams who are involved will be answering questions involving engaging new demorgraphics, promoting awareness of the causes and raising funds in new ways where it can be difficult to do so. Third sector organisations will be able to later make use of the solutions to the briefs that are set in order to make full use of a range of innovative and creative ideas to promote engagement and awareness.
The Launch Event Schedule:
The launch event has a committed focus on creating solutions to support the refugee crisis.
Friday 11th November: they will host an industry focused event, inviting a range of organisations across the spectrum of the creative and third sectors. They will join to help develop the Cause2Create community, and to begin finding the solutions to some of the problems that challenged Cause2Create with to date. This event will be targeted and solutions focused.
Saturday 12th November: Cause2Create will host a public facing event that opens up the idea of ‘doing more’ to the public. It will feature artistic contributions in the form of: workshops, speakers, spoken work, photography, storytelling, musicians and examples of how creativity has been used create positive change. It will be refugee centric and inclusive. It will look to challenge stereotypes, explore language in the media, and link the opportunity of ‘doing more’ for the public with the great community organisations that they are being exposed to.
There will also be an Immersive Theatre on both days.
Loughborough University London is working in partnership with C2C in order to promote the event and host the three day-long hacks on campus. Facilitating these creative and worthwhile projects not only benefits those in need, but also provides an innovative and unique platform for students and other attendees to gain real-life experience of problem solving for essentially what is the greater good.
A range of employers will also be on site to provide expertise whilst they also provide networking opportunities, insight and inspiration.
Loughborough University London is proud to be able to facilitate the hacks and wishes all attendees the best of luck for the event. We thoroughly look forward to seeing the outcomes and are very interested to see how attendees tackle these challenging real-life briefs in order to help those most in need during the current refugee crisis and other humanitarian crises.
One short-term aim of the project is to provide networks between employers, experts, students and any other attendees in order to provide a well-rounded creative group of people to continue work on the projects thereafter.
C2C hosts a five year plan aiming to tackle a variety of issues year on year and therefore plenty of opportunities to get involved and help local and international communities.
Students are welcome to register their interest for the events by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.