Rhiannon J Davies joined CommonSpace in 2018, having previously worked in the Turkish media and as a freelancer for various alternative media outlets. She moved to Scotland in 2016 to study for an MSc in media and international journalism with the Glasgow Media Group. At CommonSpace, Rhiannon focuses on creating video content and finding new ways to tell the stories that matter. Got a video idea? Let her know on firstname.lastname@example.org or find her on Twitter: @RhiannonDavies
Rhiannon J Davies
Urban Agriculture: Grassroots solution to food scarcity - or a gateway to gentrification?
In the north of Glasgow, a community growing project has emerged where previously there was only a ‘food desert’, providing a dignified way to tackle poverty – but can such projects also be free labour for developers to exploit regeneration for commercial value?
Watch: Campaigners demand emergency accommodation for asylum seekers
Asylum seekers and supporters demand rights to emergency accommodation for those facing destitution
HOUSING and asylum rights campaigners in Glasgow have demanded the city council supply emergency accommodation to refugees facing destitution.
'Brexit is the dormant volcano called denial': 5 stories of EU citizens in Scotland
CommonSpace readers share their stories of living in Scotland under the Brexit cloud, as the 29 March leaving date draws ever nearer
With just weeks to go until the Brexit deadline and uncertainty still reigning in the political debate, we asked readers to tell us about their experiences as the countdown continues. If you have a story you’d like to share, get in touch with us via email@example.com.
WATCH: Ayr - a High Street in Decline?
As part of our special week of coverage on Scotland's towns and places, CommonSpace journalists David Jamieson and Rhiannon Davies visited Ayr on Thursday [28 February]
COMMONSPACE spoke to locals about how the closure of iconic building including the Hourstons department store and the Station Hotel have impacted upon the town centre and local communities.
WATCH: What can be done to revive Dumfries town centre?
As part of our special week of coverage on Scotland's towns and places, CommonSpace journalists Ben Wray and Rhiannon Davies visited Dumfries on Monday [25 February]
COMMONSPACE spoke to locals about how Dumfries town centre can be revived, as well as community activists who are changing ideas about what town centres are for.
Read more about CommonSpace’s trip to Dumfries by clicking here.
Govan through a social lens: Project seeks to take photography to world stage
A photography project highlighting community resilience in Govan is seeking funding to take its work to a world community development conference in June
Govan Through a Social Lens – a ‘photographic journal from a socio-spatial wasteland’ by James Holloway, Jean Macfarlane and Frank Frankgate aims to ‘raise awareness around the effects of inequality, and the current austerity measures’.
WATCH: Play written and performed by Syrian refugees in Glasgow
The Trojans is an important new adaptation of Euripides’ great anti-war tragedy, written and performed by Syrian refugees living in Glasgow, now showing at Platform Theatre.
The deeply moving play is the result of nine months of drama workshops with Glasgow-based Syrian refugees. It features powerful and raw performances, their honesty bringing the reality and horrors of war into the Easterhouse theatre.
Campaign to remember 'Glasgow's dirty secret'
The Glasgow Magdalene Institute was home to thousands of young girls, held there between 1812 and 1958, forced to work in the laundry as penance for their sexuality. Now a campaign by the Women’s Support Project is calling for a memorial to Glasgow’s ‘forgotten women’.
Locally it was just known as ‘The Laundry’. Before washing machines became commonplace in homes, clothes were sent there to be cleaned, but no one spoke of the women that worked there, locked up behind the buildings forbidding walls.