Join us as Movement Design Bureau director Mark Charmer chairs a debate at the Future of Community Festival, Central St Martins College London on Saturday 4th March 2006. We’ll be asking whether internet access – often from the isolation of one's bedroom – can really generate trust in a community relationship or if it reinforces one's isolation in society to the point of representing a fear of real physical engagement. The implications for how we move around and interact are obvious. Meanwhile, in the physical world, the World Health Organisation has stated that 'some communities become cut off by road infrastructure, or by high levels of traffic.' Nowadays, physical transport debate seeks to encourage more people away from the isolation of private cars. But has 'public' transport really managed to create a sense of fellow-feeling? After all, the Home Office advises us to 'sit near other people...move if someone makes you feel uncomfortable (and)... respect women's personal space.'. You can find out more about the overall event here.
MIS Magazine published a follow-up article here