What makes a boundary? How we circumnavigate London is often imagined through its hard materiality of brick, roads and blocks, staggered by open, green spaces and meandering waterways. Yet the sensory experiences of moving through the city plays a significant role in how we perceive place, define neighbourhoods and helps shape our memories and routines.
This workshop run by Social Life, as part of the 2019 London Festival of Architecture, will explore how sight, smell and sound impact on our perception of these physical boundaries and uncover urban thresholds which may be less tangible.
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Participants will join us at our offices in Elephant & Castle and hear more about this complex area, home to large scale regeneration projects, a patchwork of longstanding social housing estates, and a diverse community of businesses and residents.
We will then embark on a walk to explore the sensory experiences of boundaries - connecting sight, sounds and smells as elements of boundary making and unmaking - and reflect on how these relate to our experience of an area going through change.