The University of Local Knowledge (ULK) is a long-term collaboration between Knowle West Media Centre (KWMC), artist Suzanne Lacy and the residents of Knowle West in South Bristol.

It has been developed and produced by Arnolfini, University of Bristol and University of West of England and supported by Bristol City Council (Art in the Public Realm), the BBC, National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE).

The first ULK website was designed and produced as part of a funded research project led by Computer Science, University of Bristol (Principal Investigator, Professor Mike Fraser; Co-Investigator, Angela Piccini, Film & Television). That project explored the challenges of transforming a durational, on-the-ground engaged art practice into an online environment. The new ULK website has been designed by Yoke, a Bristol-based ethical design company, with support from a University of Bristol Impact Accelerator grant (PI, Angela Piccini) and the AHRC's Connected Communities Showcase funding (PI, Angela Piccini). Both websites have been powered by Knowle West Residents, who have devoted many hours to co-designing and testing.