Over the next couple of weeks we are giving you more information on the ideas that are going forward to the ‘How can we transform neighbourhoods in Britain together?’ GeoVation Showcase. Last week we told you about Charting the Coldspot and Sustaination, today, you can find out more about Come To Your Senses and Schools in Transition. If you’d like to see the ideas pitch for a share of £115,000 in funding at Ordnance Survey on 20 June- sign up for your free ticket.
Come To Your Senses – Map your experience
We aim to facilitate the making of meaningful cartographies to help make sense of our relationship with our neighbourhoods. Come To Your Senses (CTYS) helps people increase self-awareness and become more socially engaged by mapping experiences, emotions and stories. To date we have visualised this kind of data in physical workshops using our creative facilitation skills. This service is for citizens, and for groups/organisations interested in localism and community engagement.
For many reasons, 97% of communities in the UK have become more socially fragmented over the past three decades. CTYS offers a space in which people can articulate why, and express the passion and fears they have for their community. There is a need for creative learning opportunities where we can re-imagine our everyday in an era where life is undermined through austerity, closure, recession, environmental threat, lack of social cohesion, fragmentation of communities and individualization.