Challenges

The physical environment where we live, work and play can have a huge impact on how lonely we feel.

Whether it’s walking into a crowded room and feeling unwelcome, passing through your apartment or street every day and never seeing a neighbour, working in an open plan office and feeling invisible, or wanting to play in public spaces but feeling that you don’t belong.

Design can have an important role in creating cities where we all feel more connected, which is why we are inviting everyone who wants to join us, as we reimagine the places and spaces in our cities with belonging in mind.

 
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WORKPLACE LONELINESS

How can we design workplaces that foster friendship?

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HOMES THAT CONNECT NEIGHBOURS

How can we design the home so people can meaningfully connect with their neighbours?

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BUILDING
BELONGING

How can we connect lonely people to places and spaces that will help them feel less lonely?

 
 
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PUBLIC AND SHARED SPACES

How can we design public and shared spaces to create belonging?

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YOUTH LONELINESS

How can empower young people to re-imagine cities with connection in mind?

 

We are actively looking for more collaborators and partners to join us, by providing research, insight or support to bring our pilot projects to life. If you are working on this agenda, or are interested in being more involved in The Loneliness Lab please get in touch.