What is a lived experience?
This is when you have an event, meeting or overall community of welcomed feelings and a place they want to be. This is an opportunity to build the social fabric with other citizens in the community, associational life, convening with other, small groups will open people up to talk, and having conversations about the main purpose of being there. Being a leader of the group you want a space for people to come together and learn from each other and you want a space for people to just come together in the first place. Lived experiences is a warm feeling of being invited and having the feeling of belonging and wanting to be in the place you are.
Having a personal invitation will make people feel valued and want to show up. When you think of invitation you have to ask yourself: Who do we want in the room?, How do we motivate them to get there?, How do we be clear about why we want them there?. These are all great questions to think about when having an event. Having an environment with comfy furniture, food available healthy and unhealthy and coffee and drinks. This will make people open up to socialize and hopefully have a memorable experience and want to return next time. People will show up because they want to, the invitation will inspire them to show up. The overall goal is to get people involved to have new opinions and a diverse crowd. It’s important to have the right speaker or leader so people are entertained and learning new information they never had previously.
Jane Jacob’s is a master of Place Making. She believes that to much time was spent on the design of making a space look modern and beautiful but not thinking about the people in it and how they will feel and react. She believes having cafes on the sidewalks its a better way to meet and interact with people rather than glassed in shops and not being able to converse. I agree with Jane because a desirable place is somewhere that you feel comfortable, a place to mingle with others and a place you want to be in.