SWIPE UP >> We are currently facing economic and social distresses, with an increasing number of people losing their jobs and the potential impoverishment of future job opportunities for the youth. In response, the ‘University of Huddersfield’ in collaboration with ‘A-tech’ has come up with an ambitious project aiming at revitalising the town of Huddersfield.
The proposed project would consist of converting the existing bus station into a multi-purpose building. This project aims at providing dedicated spaces to build practices and start-ups in technology-oriented fields while also providing free community workshops to educated and support the population of Huddersfield and hopefully others. These workshops would mostly focus on educating people on the topic of communication technology and technology in general, to help reduce the skill gap between the younger generation and those from an older age group.
Based on the research, we found that the popularisation of communication technologies and the devices that enables them have changed our social behaviour as well as our perception of public spaces. One of the objectives of this project is to change this trend because by taking into consideration the ‘concept of moving bodies’, the act of commuting is, in essence, a social performance.