Design for social cohesion
Connecting people and generating public spaces: city-making based on the social dimension, via light projects with the capacity to reweave the social fabric.
ABOUT THE PROJECTS
These projects stem from concern about the social cohesion crisis, and propose collaborative activities in order to rebuild social links (or to build them from zero, where migrants are concerned). The urban scale, and the space where these activities take place, is normally the neighbourhood. Therefore, these projects can also be seen as initiatives for neighbourhood rebuilding, taking their cues from strategies currently in use in successful existing physical and social infrastructures.
As a whole, the idea these projects propose is of city-making mainly based on the social dimension, via light projects with the capacity to reweave the social fabric.
Type of Projects
Projects with the capacity to build social links between different citizens (migrants and tourists included). Bridging social differences, they overcome preconceptions and break down communication barriers. Through being staged in public spaces, they help to bring the shared spaces to life. The “expert” contribution is mainly a form of design activism, based on communication and service design.