The next WISC seminar will be held at 4pm, on Thursday 7th February, in R0.03. Jenni Lloyd, from NESTA London, will deliver a talk on the ShareTown Project. Discussion will follow.
ShareTown is an imaginary town created to explore a preferred future for the way citizens, technology and local government live and work together. ShareTown is not intended as a prediction, but a source of inspiration - a way of setting a deliberately positive direction of travel. Many of the details of this town emerged from a May 2018 workshop with leaders from local government and civil society. Identifying criteria for a positive future for public service delivery, we looked for seeds of that future in projects and social innovations from the present, including Nesta’s ShareLab programme. In this presentation Jenni Lloyd will frame the context that prompted ShareTown and invite participants to explore and critique the work.
Jenni is a Programme Manager on the ShareLab Fund of NESTA. She is also the current chair of the Brighton Digital Festival, a trustee of the Royal Pavilion and Museums Foundation and a non-executive director of Wired Sussex.