Goedwerk - City vitality
Engagement catalysers, social design.

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Project description:

City vitality is about making concrete neighbourhoods more ‘vital’ by identifying and connecting needs of different social groups together – and de­signing from a systems design perspective in this context. Goedwerk  is a concept aimed at unemployed people who perform voluntary work but struggle with their situation. A large part of social connection and daily routine come naturally with employment. The lack of employment can skew a person’s lifestyle out of balance. Goedwerk aims to provide more balance to a unemployed person’s life by physicalizing the appreciation of voluntary work and translate this into a peaceful experience at home. This experience is a physicalization of the affirmation that one’s actions has value for others.

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