Notwestminster 2017

We're taking part in Notwestminster 2017 in Huddersfield. Social Life will be be running a psycho-geographic exploration of a local neighbourhood to see how our sense of the built enviornment affects our feelings of participation and democracy,

Breaking from the traditional workshop format - our session will involve a a walk of a local neighbourhood near the event location. We will stop at points on our walk to discuss our collective sentiments in relation to the built or nature environment we come across - whether we feel positive or negative about each place, how those feelings might differ for other groups of people.

Often weaknesses in democracy are most evident where the built environment around us is not reflective of our needs and wants. Our walk will reflect on this, while also aiming to building up a collective understanding of divergent experience of the city.