The “Eliminate Loneliness” ideas competition provided a public platform to tackle the issue of loneliness and isolation in society through design. We challenged participants to set their imagination alight, and consider the systems, spaces, and interactions that could generate meaningfulness and connection in today’s world.
Our aim was to collect design ideas geared towards tackling loneliness. Whether this be on the individual or collective, micro or macro, digital or tangible, product or space, was entirely up to the designers. We asked them to question the fundamental causes of loneliness, their flows, conditions, and effects.
the results of the competition, and research behind it, was collated an open-source eBook titled ‘ISO:LATION‘, which has been distributed to dozens of mental health charities across the UK and USA.