Social Life will be taking part in the annual Jane’s walk on Saturday 6th May celebrating of the legacy of urbanist Jane Jacobs.
Join us in an exploration of our local neighbourhood near Elephant and Castle to understand the feeling of Walworth and why psycho-geography matters. During the walk we will stop at a set of locations to measure our feelings in relation to what we come across. We will examine how these places make us feel, and whether collectively sharing our sometimes divergent experiences of a place can help us feel more connected to it. You can sign up and read more about our walk here.
Who was Jane Jacobs: Jane Jacobs (1916-2006) was an urbanist and activist whose writings championed a fresh, community-based approach to city building. She had no formal training as a planner, and yet her 1961 treatise, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, introduced ground-breaking ideas about how cities function, evolve and fail that now seem like common sense to generations of architects, planners, politicians and activists. Read more about Jane Jacobs and her work here.