What is community wellbeing? An interactive map-making session

Tue Oct 18 2022 at 07:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Midlands Arts Centre | Birmingham

ESRC IAA - University of Birmingham
Publisher/HostESRC IAA - University of Birmingham
What is community wellbeing? An interactive map-making session
In this participatory event, the Centre for Urban Wellbeing will host an all-ages map-making arts project exploring community wellbeing
About this Event

The term community wellbeing can be described as the “combination of social, economic, environmental, cultural, and political conditions identified by individuals and their communities as essential for them to flourish and fulfil their potential” (Wiseman and Brasher, 2008: 358). 

But what does community wellbeing look like from a community member's perspective? What are those social activities, economic resources, cultural events, spaces or places that reflect a sense of community wellbeing and belonging in a local area? How do they take shape in practise with the community?

Members of the University’s Centre for Urban Wellbeing will be on hand to talk with attendees and facilitate reflection on defining and describing community wellbeing, asking questions on what wellbeing means within communities, who is involved in creating wellbeing, and what it looks like in effect.

The event will invite individuals, families, younger and older people to contribute their ideas, imagery, photos, drawings, and recordings to a giant community wellbeing map, to identify and place (virtually or physically) these important ideas, objects, transactions and activities which together reflect community wellbeing.

This event is an open, drop-in session – anyone in the local area can just drop in and participate.

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Midlands Arts Centre, Garden Studio, Birmingham, United Kingdom


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