Social Matters

A people-centred approach

We believe social matters. Every project considers an issue relating to society, its organisation and the way people live together. We aim to bridge the social sphere, where problems arise at community level, with practical solutions in line with local wills, needs and dreams. 

We facilitate participation by informing, consulting, involving, collaborating and empowering people. We aim to create spaces that ease and encourage participation enabling ordinary people to be an influential and active part of the decision-making processes in projects that impact their communities. 

Community members are active agents of change. We believe that participation in shaping their local social and built environment, as well as their surroundings, is justified on an ethical ground, backed by the declaration of human rights, nonetheless there are pragmatic arguments as well. Participation provides people with a sense of meaning and belonging. Having public ownership of a project is vital to ensure the long-term sustainability of its related activities. 

Tools and Techniques

To make things tangible, we listen, exchange ideas and co-act. Today, we are developing a new PARTICIPATORY TOOLBOX to collaborative explore everyday practices and people.