What is a Squilometre?
First off - we made the word up! Please don't be alarmed if you haven't come across it before!
It just means that it operates within (roughly) one square kilometre. It's our way of committing to a particular community, in a particular place. It's a technique, developed by Interwoven, to help CONNECT PEOPLE TO PEOPLE - AND PEOPLE TO PLACE. We've been refining this technique since 2014 and it is under continual reflective review.
Here are the essential ingredients:-
- A Squilometre is always community nominated and community-led. Each street based project within that Squilometre is run by a residents' steering group, or "Pod". They make all the decisions.
- A Squilometre is regenerative. One street pays it forward to allow the next street project to happen. All within one Squilometre. What goes around comes right on around again meaning that Squilometre activity, in that community, is based on a regenerative, circular-economy.
- A Squilometre is celebratory. The emphasis is always on celebrating the unique features of community and place. Each individual street project brings residents together in a shared celebration. Pop-up exhibitions, community star-gazing, roving performances, inter-generational tea-parties - the Pod decides!
Connecting People to People and People to Place