Tired of the binary between economic and social, Clare Devaney takes us on a journey of the ‚4th way‘ – a space that is human, inclusive and allows us to build a better future for all citizens. Clare Devaney is the Founder and Director of Citizen-i-Ltd – a platform for citizen-led innovation, impact and participatory research based in Manchester. Clare is also a Research Associate and Marie Curie H2020 PhD Scholar with MAPS-LED International Research Partnership, based at the University of Salford. The partnership brings together colleagues from the UK, US, Italy and Finland in a collaborative exploration of innovation ecosystems, with a focus on place-based innovation, sustainability, social impact and new methods of evaluation in these areas. Clare’s research explores the role of cultural heritage in catalysing and embedding civic innovation and recently completed a six-month secondment in the Boston, USA.
As a Research Fellow and Associate of the RSA, Clare is leading and contributing to its portfolio of research and strategic development projects in the North of England. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx