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Daniel Mutibwa

Assistant Professor in Creative Industries, Faculty of Arts

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Biography

Daniel H. Mutibwa is Assistant Professor in Creative Industries in the Department of Culture, Film and Media. Daniel joined the University of Nottingham in 2016 having worked as a Lecturer in Media and Communication at the University of Leeds where he also obtained his PhD qualification. Daniel holds a Postgraduate Certificate in the Political Economy of Information and Communication Technologies from Aarlborg University (Denmark), an MPhil from Saarland University (Germany), and a BA (Hons) from Makerere University (Uganda).

Expertise Summary

Daniel's expertise and research interests are highly interdisciplinary and span the following areas:

  1. Work, Organization, Innovation, Economics and Clustering in the Media and Creative/Cultural Industries;
  2. Sociological and Cultural Studies of Journalism, Documentary Film, Arts and Cultural Programming, and Technology;
  3. Media, Citizenship, Social Justice, and Social Movement Studies;
  4. Media, Cultural Memory, and Heritage;
  5. Media, Community Informatics, Citizen Science, and Community-based Research Approaches;
  6. Media and Social /Open Innovation (including the Role of Social Enterprise);
  7. Entrepreneurship in Creative (Digital) Economies;
  8. Digital Culture/Digital Citizenship/Digital Transformations in Communities and Culture;
  9. Co-Production and Ethnographic Approaches to Interdisciplinary Research.

Teaching Summary

Current Teaching / 2017-2018:

Semester 2

  1. V92REC/Researching Culture, Film & Media (Level 2);
  2. V94038/Research Skills & the Dissertation (MA Level);
  3. V94023/Cultural Industries (MA Level);
  4. V94CSP/Cultural Industries and Entrepreneurship Research Project (MA Level)

Semester 1

  1. V92SEM/Digital Communication and Media (Level 2);
  2. V92REC/Researching Culture, Film & Media (Level 2)

Recent Teaching / 2016-2017:

Semester 2

  1. V94038/Research Skills (MA Level);
  2. V92REC/Researching Culture, Film and Media (Level 2);
  3. V91TC1/Communication and Technology (Level 1);
  4. V91SS1/Academic Development (Level 1)

Semester 1

  1. V92REC/Researching Culture, Film and Media (Level 2);
  2. V91SS1/Academic Development (Level 1);
  3. V91INT/Media and Society (Level 1)

Past Teaching / 2010-2016:

  1. Understanding the Audience (MA Level);
  2. New Media Cultures (MA Level);
  3. New Media Practices (MA Level);
  4. Critical Issues in Media and Communication (MA Level);
  5. Media, Culture and Globalization (MA Level);
  6. Academic Skills and Contemporary Issues (Level 1);
  7. Introduction to Communications Theory (Level 1);
  8. Communications Research Methods (Level 2);
  9. International Communication(s) (Level 3);

Research Summary

Following the award of an AHRC/British Council Hello Shenzhen Grant that is engaging with a range of aspects pertaining to the ethics of makerspaces in Shenzhen, China, Daniel is currently working… read more

Selected Publications

Title of Research Event: British Council Maker Assembly and Networking Event - Paper: 'New Shanzhai: Ethnographies of Contemporary, Innovative and Entrepreneurial Digital Fabrication Communities in Shenzhen'. Edinburgh, UK. 1st - 3rd March 2017.

Title of Conference: Royal Geographical Society/Institute of British Geographers Conference 2016 - Co-working the City: New Infrastructures of Creative Collaboration in Cities. Paper: 'A Leap into the Unknown'. Nurturing Creativity, Collaboration and Wealth Generation on Shoe-string Budgets'. Royal Geographical Society, London, UK. 30th August - 2nd September 2016.

Title of Conference: Memory, Commemoration and Communication: Looking Forward, Looking Back. Paper: 'The Role of the Canon, Archive & Performance in Revivifying Cultural Memory and Community Identity'. University of Leicester, UK. 27th - 31st July 2016.

Title of Seminar: Communities of Creative and Innovative Practice: Principles and Work at Duke Studios in Leeds. End of Project Seminar. School of Media and Communication, University of Leeds, UK. 24th May 2016. With Laura Wellington and James Abbott-Donnelly (Co-Directors, Duke Studios http://duke-studios.com/).

Title of Conference: Challenging Media Landscapes: Cultures and Industries of Creativity in Contemporary Media Landscapes. Paper: 'Co-curating Cultural Heritage and Facilitating Creative Practice in the Digital Age'. MediaCityUK, University of Salford, UK. 16th November 2015.

Title of Symposium: Public Humanities: Stories of Collaboration between Citizens and Academics. Paper: 'Harnessing Digital Cultural Heritage Collection Content through Community/Institutional Partnerships'. School of Computer Science, University of Nottingham, UK. 6th November 2015.

Title of Conference: Digital Heritage Meets Interactive Storytelling. Keynote Speaker/Paper: 'First came Pararchive, then came Yarn: Weaving a Connected Tapestry of Tales'. Department of Theatre, Film & Television. University of York, UK. 9th-10th April 2015.

Title of Exhibition: Curious Encounters with Objects from Past, Present and Future. Presentation: 'Pararchive: Personal Storytelling, Community Histories and the Digital Archive'. The Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery, The University Library, Leeds, UK. 26th February 2015.

Title of Conference: Archives 2.0 - Saving the Past, Anticipating the Future. Paper: 'The Pararchive Project: Open Access Storytelling and the Community Archive'. National Media Museum, Bradford, UK. 25th - 26th November 2014. With Dr Fiona Philip (University of Leeds) and Dr Alison Hess (The Science Museum, London).

Title of Conference: Digital Research in the Humanities and Arts 2014. Paper: 'Building an Open Access Digital Archival Space through Co-curation and Co-design'. University of Greenwich, London, UK, 31st August - 3rd September 2014.

Title of Workshop: Digital Heritage, External Engagement and Conservation. Paper: 'The Pararchive Project: Institutional Authority, Copyright, Community Autonomy, and Concepts of Open Digital Space'. Crawley Hall, Weald & Downland Open Air Museum, Chichester, West Sussex, UK, 26th June 2014.

Title of Conference: Community-University Engagement Conference (CUVIC 2014) - Beyond Engagement: Creating Integration, Innovation and Impact. Paper: 'Pararchive: A Community Digital Space for Collaborative Knowledge Making'. University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, 20th - 23rd May 2014.

Title of Conference: Local Journalism around the World: Professional Practices, Economic Foundations and Political Implications. Paper: 'Intent and Practice are Seldom the Same Thing: An Ethnographic Study of Contemporary Third Sector Journalism in British and German Contexts'. Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ), University of Oxford, UK, 26th - 28th February 2014.

Title of Conference: Community Filmmaking and Cultural Diversity: Policy, Innovation and Practice. Paper: 'Negotiating Between Culture, Commerce, Art and Etiquette. Contemporary Community Filmmaking in British and German Contexts'. British Film Institute (BFI) Southbank, London, UK, 22nd - 23rd January 2014.

Title of Seminar: CEP Knowledge Exchange Seminar. Paper: 'Mapping Models of Community Engagement Employed by Professional Performing Arts Organisations in and around London and Further Afield'. King's College London (KCL)/London, UK, 24th May 2013.

Title of Conference: Discourse, Communication, Conversation. Paper: 'Behind the Scenes: Analysing Current Changes and Continuities in the Organisational and Production Contexts of Community-based Media in Western Europe'. Communication Research Centre, Loughborough University, UK, 21st - 23rd March 2012.

Title of Conference: Cities, Connectivity and Creativity. International Association of Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) 2011. Paper: 'Creativity and Connectivity in a Bottom-Up Approach to Communication: How Third Sector Media Industries Are Challenging Traditional Mainstream Media as a New Model of Communication for the Future'. Faculty of Communication, Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey, 13th - 17th July 2011.

Title of Conference: Moral Economies of Creative Labour. Paper: 'Examining the Hybrid Practices in Third Sector Media Industries and Assessing their Impact in the Proceses of Cultural Production'. School of Media & Communication (SMC), University of Leeds, UK, 8th - 9th July 2011.

Title of Conference: Transnational Connections: Challenges and Opportunities for Public Opinion (World Association for Public Opinion Research - WAPOR). Paper: 'Romantic, Missionary-like and Oppositional: Gauging the Significance of Third Sector Media as Sites of Grassroots Organising. A Comparative Study of Britain and Germany'. School of Communication, IE University, Madrid/Segovia, Spain, 16th/17th - 18th March 2011.

Title of Conference: Celebrating Excellence in Postgraduate Research. Paper: 'Innovative, Flexible, Cost-effective But Still Marginal: Could Third Sector Media Become Our Primary Sources for Information in Future?' Institute of Communications Studies (ICS), University of Leeds, UK, 14th December 2010.

Title of Conference: 4th Graduate Conference on Social Sciences and Management. Paper: 'Contesting Dominant Media Structures and Beyond: The Significance of Independent and Community-based Media Production in Europe in a Comparative Context'. University of Bradford, UK, 26th - 27th October 2010.

Title of Training Programme in Planning and Development: The Political Economy of Information and Communication Technologies and Services. Paper: 'Examining the Impact of the Social Network Theory on the Production Cultures and Ecology of Independent and Community-based Broadcasting Using Two Comparative Case Studies'. Centre for Communication, Media and Information Technologies (CMI), Aalborg University, Denmark, 22nd - 27th August 2010.

Title of Conference: Connect, Disconnect, Reconnect. Paper: 'A Comparative Analysis of Current Trends and Practices in Independent and Community Media and their Contribution to Social Cohesion and Community Development in Europe: A Case Study of Britain and Germany'. School of Media & Communication (SMC), University of Leeds, UK, 29th June 2010.

Title of Conference: Diverse Engagement: Drawing in the Margins. Poster Presentation: 'Current Trends and Practices in Community Media and their Contribution in Facilitating Social Cohesion and Community Development in Europe'. University of Cambridge, UK, 28th - 29th June 2010.

Current Research

Following the award of an AHRC/British Council Hello Shenzhen Grant that is engaging with a range of aspects pertaining to the ethics of makerspaces in Shenzhen, China, Daniel is currently working together with Co-Is Dr Bingqing Xia (Macau University of Science and Technology) and Dr Anna Greenspan (NYU Shanghai) to explore key issues around entrepreneurship, community-building, sustainability, and copyright that are shaping the direction of maker culture in China - an area identified by the AHRC and British Council as being of strategic importance to the digital economy in the forthcoming years.

Past Research

Research Grants

Co-Investigator, Archiving the Archive: An Immersive, Located and Publicly Accessible Experience of Blythe House (March - June 2015). Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF) Grant. (With Principal Investigator Mr Simon Popple and Dr Alison Hess, Science Museum London and Tom Jackson, Research Associate, University of Leeds);

Principal Investigator, Communities of Creative and Innovative Practice: Principles and Work at Duke Studios in Leeds (May 2014 - April 2015). Funding from Professional Services Sector Research and Innovation Hub, Leeds University Business School (with Co-Investigator Professor Kate Oakley and Duke Studios Directors, Miss Laura Wellington and Mr James Abbott-Donnelly);

Co-Investigator, Community-in-Residence Pilot: Digital Heritage and Access to Museum Collections: A Collaboration between Stoke-on-Trent's Ceramic City Stories Community Group, Bute Island Heritage and the Science Museum, South Kensington (October - December 2014). RCUK Digital Economy Theme/Sustainable Society Network+ Grant. (With Principal Investigator Dr Alison Hess, Science Museum London, and Ceramic City Stories community facilitator, Danny Callaghan);

Co-Investigator,Pararchive ESRC Festival of Social Science 2014 (November 2014). Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Public Engagement Grant. (With Mr Simon Popple and Dr Fiona Philip);

Academic Lead/Principal Investigator, Citizens for Change Development Programme (September 2013 - August 2014). Funding from Leeds City Council (Community Development Charity Seedbed), Leeds ACTS!, Professional Services Sector Research and Innovation Hub, Leeds University Business School, and the School of Media and Communication. (With Miss Sarah Spanton, Director, Waymarking).

Co-Investigator, Pararchive Connected Communities Festival 2014 (June/July 2014). Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)/Connected Communities Programme Public Engagement Grant. (With Mr Simon Popple and Dr Fiona Philip)

Other Research Projects

Research Fellow / Pararchive: Open Access Community Storytelling and the Digital Archive, (SMC, University of Leeds). This project (http://pararchive.com/) co-produced a new 'open access' digital resource called Yarn (http://www.yarncommunity.com) that facilitates engagement with and use of public archival material online for storytelling, creative practice and historical research (Oct 2013 - Aug 2015).

Research Associate / STEP-CHANGE Project, Centre for Research on Socio-cultural Change (CRESC). This joint longitudinal project between the Universities of Manchester and Leeds is following households in both cities over a five-year period with a view to exploring how travel choices are influenced by the built environment, by social institutions and by life events (January - September 2013).

Research Associate / AHRC-funded Cultural Engagement Project, King's Cultural Institute, King's College London. This project mapped current models of community engagement employed by professional performing arts organisations in and around London and beyond with a view to gaining insights into emerging trends in this field (March - June 2013).

Research Assistant / Regional Radio and TV. This project was a collaboration between the School of Media & Communication (SMC), University of Leeds (UK), Leipzig University (Germany) and the University of Athens, Ohio (US) that analysed the application of Web 2.0 platforms and their impact on programming strategies employed by local and commercial radio and TV stations (May - August 2012 - Second Phase of the Project).

Research Associate / Yorkshire Dance and Philanthropy. This collaborative research project between the Leeds Humanities Research Institute (LHRI) at Leeds University and the Creative Industries Development Agency (CIDA) explored new business models for Yorkshire Dance (YD) aimed at limiting its reliance on public funding (January - February 2012).

Research Project Reports

Popple, Simon E., Hess, Alison, Jackson, Tom, and Mutibwa, Daniel H. (2015). 'Archiving the Archive: An Immersive, Located and Publicly Accessible Experience of Blythe House.' HEIF-Blythe House Project Report. SMC, Leeds.

Hess, Alison, and Mutibwa, Daniel H. (2015). Community-in-Residence: Digital heritage and Access to Museum Collections: A Collaboration between Stoke-on-Trent's Ceramic City Stories Community Group, Bute Island Heritage and the Science Museum, RCUK Digital Economy Theme/Sustainable Society Network+.

Mutibwa, Daniel H., and Spanton, Sarah. (2014). 'Citizens for Change Leeds Development Programme Project'. SMC, Leeds.

Mutibwa, Daniel H. (2013). 'Community Engagement Practice: Mapping Current Trends in Professional Performing Arts Organisations in and around London and Further Afield'. King's Cultural Institute, King's College London.

Daniel, Jenny, Ford, Jo, Mutibwa, Daniel H., Warren, Eleanor, and Wells, Naomi. (2012). 'Yorkshire Dance and Philanthropy: Examining Alternative Income Streams' (Oral Report).

Mutibwa, Daniel H. (2011). 'Development of Chapeltown CAB's Social Policy Plan: Improving the Procedure for Securing Medical Evidence Reports for CCAB Clients at Medical Appeal Tribunals'. CCAB and the University of Leeds).

Non Peer-reviewed Publications

Philip, Fiona, and Mutibwa, Daniel H. (2015) 'Yarns from the Potteries and Cottonopolis: The Pararchive Project in the Daily Herald Archive'. National Media Museum Blog. http://blog.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/2015/03/27/yarns-from-the-potteries-and-cottonopolis/

Mutibwa, Daniel H., and Philip, F. (2015) 'Reflections from within Pararchive's Engine Room'. Connecting Communities: A Pararchive Project Journal, 4.

Mutibwa, Daniel H. (2015) 'From Rusholme With Love!': A Day of Community Storytelling and Mapping. http://pararchive.com/2015/01/19/from-rusholme-with-love-a-day-of-community-storytelling-and-mapping/

Mutibwa, Daniel H. (2015) Pronouncing the Word 'Archivist' Correctly and What Else to Know About Archives and Archivists. http://pararchive.com/2015/01/06/pronouncing-the-word-archivist-correctly-and-what-else-to-know-about-archives-and-archivists/

Mutibwa, Daniel H. (2015) Back to the Future: Following the Trail of A Learning and Research Journey. http://pararchive.com/2014/12/04/back-to-the-future-following-the-trail-of-a-learning-and-research-journey/

Mutibwa, Daniel H. (2014) Pararchive Participates in the 2014 ESRC Festival of Social Science. http://pararchive.com/2014/11/13/pararchive-participates-in-the-2014-esrc-festival-of-social-science/

Mutibwa, Daniel H. (2014) Part IV: Commemorating the First World War and its Legacy: Gateways to the First World War Centre. http://pararchive.com/2014/10/20/part-iv-commemorating-the-first-world-war-and-its-legacy-gateways-to-the-first-world-war-centre/

Mutibwa, Daniel H. (2014) Part III: Commemorating the First World War and its Legacy: Voices of War and Peace. http://pararchive.com/2014/10/06/part-iii-commemorating-the-first-world-war-and-its-legacy-voices-of-war-and-peace/

Mutibwa, Daniel H. (2014) Part II: Commemorating the First World War and its Legacy: Centre for Hidden Histories: Community, Commemoration and the First World War. http://pararchive.com/2014/09/24/part-ii-commemorating-the-first-world-war-and-its-legacy-centre-for-hidden-histories-community-commemoration-and-the-first-world-war/

Mutibwa, Daniel H. (2014) Part I: Commemorating the First World War and its Legacy: Everyday Lives in War: Experience and Memory of the FWW. http://pararchive.com/2014/08/29/part-i-commemorating-the-first-world-war-and-its-legacy-everyday-lives-in-war-experience-and-memory-of-the-fww/

Mutibwa, Daniel H. (2014) The Black Health Initiative - Championing Equality to Access to Education, Health and Social Care. http://pararchive.com/2014/08/20/the-black-health-initiative-championing-equality-to-access-to-education-health-and-social-care/

Mutibwa, Daniel H. (2014) A Backstage Tour of the Science Museum: The Ceramic City Stories Group Experience. http://pararchive.com/2014/07/17/a-backstage-tour-of-the-science-museum-the-ceramic-city-stories-group-experience/

Mutibwa, Daniel H. (2014) East Street Arts: An Innovative Hub of Activist and Contemporary Arts in Leeds and Further Afield. http://pararchive.com/2014/07/16/east-street-arts-an-innovative-hub-of-activist-and-contemporary-arts-in-leeds-and-further-afield/

Mutibwa, Daniel H. (2014) Morley Community Archives: A Store of Knowledge about Morley's Heritage. http://pararchive.com/2014/07/14/morley-community-archives-a-store-of-knowledge-about-morleys-heritage/

Mutibwa, Daniel H. (2014) Back to the Future: When Wearable Technology Meets Archive Content. http://pararchive.com/2014/06/02/back-to-the-future-when-wearable-technology-meets-archive-content/

Mutibwa, Daniel H. (2014) Pararchive at the Community-University Engagement Conference in Canada. http://pararchive.com/2014/05/31/pararchive-at-the-community-university-engagement-conference-in-canada/

Mutibwa, Daniel H. (2014) Eastside Community Heritage-A Repository of Fascinating Oral Community (Hi)stories. http://pararchive.com/2014/05/01/eastside-community-heritage-a-repository-of-fascinating-oral-community-histories/

Mutibwa, Daniel H. (2014) Investigating the Physical Computing Collections at MOSI. http://pararchive.com/2014/04/06/investigating-the-physical-computing-collection-at-mosi/

Commissioned Research Work

Sep 2015 - Apr 2016; Academic Output Review and Policy Brief Writing - EPSRC Communities and Culture Network+ (CCN+), (SMC, University of Leeds). This work evaluated how the hitherto forty-eight research projects funded by the network have responded to CCN+'s six themed areas with a view to making recommendations for policy, industry, academia and practitioners;

May 2011 - Jul 2011; Practice & Impact Review - Development of Chapeltown Citizen Advice Bureau's Social Policy Plan. This joint research project between the Leeds Social Sciences Institute (LSSI) at the University of Leeds and the Chapeltown Citizens' Advice Bureau (CCAB) in Leeds examined and evaluated the procedure for securing medical evidence reports for CCAB clients at medical appeal tribunals and made recommendations for policy, practice and civic engagement.

Spring 2010. Project: Micronomics - This project investigated the impact of small-scale self-organised initiatives and highlighted their non-monetary contribution to the economy. Case Study: Refugee Youth in London 2010. (Part One); Mutibwa D. H., Saunders, M and Page, K. Available at: http://www.spectacle.co.uk/archive_production.php?id=646

Spring 2010. Project: Screening: Outside the Law: Stories From Guantanamo. This project gathered and analysed data on public reaction to and perception of extraordinary rendition and indefinite incarceration of Muslim British citizens in Gitmo and other secret prisons. Q & A Session after the screening of 'Outside the Law: Stories from Guantanamo'. 2010. (Part One) British Film Institute (BFI). London; Page, K, Mutibwa, D. H., Adams, L and Saunders, M. Available at: http://www.spectacle.co.uk/archive_production.php?id=638

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