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Architecture involves people. We engage the city and its population in myriad ways, from community consultation through to interactive brainwave controlled performance. We act as consultants and an interface between councils and their local stakeholders and influence the design and feel of the city.
We have influenced policy regionally and globally concerning age-friendly cities. Our work is cited by the World Health Organisation. We have developed new networks of social and medical care using our expertise in spatial planning. This digital infrastructure has in turn created new inclusive places that are helping to transform communities. We've invited the public to change environments using sensors attached to their bodies. We’re working on collaborative projects with healthcare professionals and hospital designers to understand how architecture plays a role in improving patient recovery. We continue to work with community groups in the UK and South America to link understanding of social movements with the politics of construction, and to facilitate projects with and for these communities. We have been continuing our ethnographic work on the interfaces between architectural practices, consultants and stakeholders, and on the internal processes that occur within architectural practice.