Traditionally, neighbourhood communities have many face-to-face interactions between members. However, due to the increase in the number of people who live alone, and with the popularity of social media, they spend most of their time in an independent space. In this situation, many publics in the communities have indirectly become estranged from each other. The direction for the project is How might we provide opportunities for lonely residents to break down communication, culture, and resources in the Southwark community to know each other.
Based on the study of loneliness in neighbourhoods community, the project resulted in two platforms：
“Hey, neighbour” provides a platform for residents to express their emotions and feelings in the form of letter sharing.
“Mood garden” uses mood seeds as a medium to give residents a chance to talk.