In partnership with Nudge Community Builders, Professor Katharine Willis
will explore why we need to develop future neighbourhoods from the ground up to create truly inclusive environments for all of our citizens. This hands on workshop will work with community members to highlight how we can build strong and sustainable communities using technology as a driver for change.
The format of the afternoon is as follows:
12.30 - 13.30 – Free lunch provided by Jabulani
13:30 - 14:00 –Talk/introduction on the topic of Smart and sustainable neighbourhoods by Professor Willis
14:00 -16:00 – Hands on workshop: We will work in groups to design a future neighbourhood over the 2 hour session. We will have lots of hands on and playful activities to take part in. At the end each participant will have helped to shape what the future neighbourhood will look like and have learnt about new tools and technologies that will help us live in a more smart and sustainable community.
At the end of the workshop each participant will have created a miniature model that they can take home.
All are welcome to join us, whether dropping in or staying all day, and you can join for the talk only or for the whole afternoon.
Location: The workshop will take place at The Plot, 80-85 Union Street; a building run by Nudge provides spaces for local people to grow and make connections. The workshop will be run together with Nudge community Builders and there will also be the opportunity to see the Plot and meet some of the local organisations based in Union Street as well as learn about the plans for the future neighbourhood in Stonehouse.
This event is free, but booking is essential.