YOU KNOW THE PEOPLE.
The ones who’ve stuck around through thick and thin. You’ve got dumb jokes that won’t die. You’d do anything for them, as they would for you. They’re part of what makes life worth living.
OR MAYBE YOU DON’T.
All of us have fewer of these people than we did twenty years ago, and 1 in 4 of us don’t have any close connections at all.
It’s because we’ve changed as a society. We live in suburbs. We move further. Work more. We’re more connected through new technologies, but we’re forming weaker links than ever.
KITESTRING IS A JOURNEY
from design research to social enterprise. We’re harnessing the same creativity and ingenuity that has changed our society to imagine new communities, services, and ideas to build stronger friendships.
1 in 4 adults have no close people.
We’re starting with a research project, using a human centred design approach. We’ll interview people and spend time with them to learn about how they’ve formed and maintained strong friendships.
We’ll use what we learn to generate a set of ideas for self-sustaining social enterprises to help people form strong friendships.
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