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Designerly Walking Workshop on What’s a Good City

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course


The designerly Walking Workshop was a full day of collaborative and creative activities held at the Latin American House community centre and its members, which provides services, social and cultural activities to newcomers who find difficulties in starting a new life in London, operating from the heart of Kilburn since 1983.

The workshop aimed to engage with community members interested in, working and/or living in Kilburn (London Borough of Brent and London Borough of Camden) to: (i) explore and reflect upon their past and present experiences and their feel about different places in Kilburn neighbourhoods.

Inspired by transec walks and from Lynch’s (1960) investigation on mental images of the city, we devised a walking workshop which could enable us (researchers) to access natural settings and build trust and rapport; invite community members to record place-related affective values and hence being able to better understand and foreground participants’ own experiences, stories and memories about Kilburn.

The workshop drew Kilburn dwellers and people who work and/or enjoy the equipment, facilities and public open areas of the neighbourhood.

Event (Workshop)

TitleDesignerly Walking Workshop on What’s a Good City
Abbreviated titleMapping Values
Date4/04/22 → …
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Degree of recognitionLocal event