Description of Work
How can Whitechapel Road and its narratives bring local communities together, for the purpose of improving the undervalued area?
Streets play a significant role in urban contexts, by connecting people with places. Retailers, local community groups, and pedestrians passing-by are key actors in these environments. However, often-urban policies focus on specific categories, rather than addressing the different segment groups. These results are a higher fragmentation and less interaction between various groups.
Can narratives about people re-establish a connection between the different user groups, opening a discourse about the shared area?
Street stories aims at stimulating a fresher approach to urban planning policies in undervalued neighbourhoods, exploring design processes to engage people in social activities and interventions.
My services in the project included
- Problem identification
- Project definition and research
- Solution development
- Process design and moderation of social interaction