Conscious Cities: Loneliness in the city

7th February 2017 (7pm)

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting the CONSCIOUS CITIES MEETUP on a regular basis. The first event of 2017, will take place on February 7th and examine Loneliness in the City.

Is the urban condition compatible with the healthy relationships we seek? For decades, loneliness has been one of city life’s most documented and discussed issues, yet little has been done to adapt our built environment in response.

Cities are often blamed for amplifying loneliness and leading to a spectrum of mental health issues. How has living around more people become associated with having fewer meaningful connections? In this event we will discuss the role a conscious city should or could have in facilitating personal relationships.

We will be joined by Claire McAndrew.

Claire is Senior Research Associate and Director of Research at the Institute for Digital Innovation in the Built Environment. She has spent the last eight years collaborating on national and international digital innovation projects that traverse communication and interaction design, social science and the built environment.