By email David Saxby of Zero Zero has suggested RED look to neighbourhoods for our next project.
Many government initiatives relate to neigbourhoods and communities and devolving power to neighbourhoods and communities. However 'Neighbourhood' can and often is interpreted very traditionally.
Zero Zero believe it needs to be thought of beyond just a physical place, more as a wider concept of the relationships existing in/passing through any defined location. They propose a project that would go beyond the 'nostalgic' idea of neighbourhoods to develop alternate mechanisms to construct 'neighbourhoods'. 'Neighbourhoods' that would relate to our increasingly diverse culture, flexible work and lifestyle patterns, the rise of ageographical virtual networks and our post-industrial/service/knowledge age.
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What do you think we should be looking at next?
RED are looking forward. We have identified 9 broad themes that might be considered for our upcoming programme of work. There is still work to do to define what the opportunities for design are, and where we might add value and make a difference (we have set out some initial thoughts in the extended entry). We are really keen to broaden our thinking and would love to have some input from a wider context. So suggest a theme - we'd like to make it to 10:
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