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10 Oct 2018

Free AFA seminar: Social infrastructure: how shared spaces make communities work


Date: Wednesday 7 November 2018

Time: doors open at 13:30 for 14:00 lecture start (session ends: 16:00)

Venue: St Thomas Centre, Ardwick Green North, M12 6FZ

Speaker: Dr Sophie Yarker, MICRA, University of Manchester



Our social infrastructure - the shared spaces and public places that form a part of our everyday lives - are often overlooked, yet are a crucial part of our communities on many levels. This seminar looks at some of the recent policy and academic thinking around social infrastructure based on a selection of findings from Sophie’s recent research work with older volunteers in Wales.  Sophie will also be asking delegates about how they use and experience the third places in their own neighbourhoods, as well as discussing how these spaces might be better supported generally.


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Save the date - the following AFA seminar is themed ‘Resilience’ and will take place on Wednesday 20th March. More details to follow shortly.