Community (Make) Shift: Bringing urban communities together through the activation of underutilized spaces with social programming in the Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle, Washington.
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In current times society is gravitating towards urban communities. Although cities have higher amounts of people per proximity in these areas, it does not stop people from feeling lonely. Loneliness is defined as the involuntary feeling of isolation, even when one is surrounded among others. To counteract the effects of loneliness would be to create more interactions. The interactions made will help guide someone to feeling social belonging. Research has shown that social belonging has been linked to a need for all mankind, otherwise when we suffer from loneliness our wellbeing is in jeopardy. My thesis is in Georgetown, which is located in Seattle, WA area, the project will explore the need for social belonging in the growing urban environment through the design of underutilized spaces with social programming.