Considering the problem under these terms, our proposal relies on two aspects: using technology as a tool to promote social interaction in the city, and turning the need for interaction into interest by motivating people with a benefit.
Through a system that integrates different scales of public spaces and a technological platform, we propose an App that suggests spaces and social activities based on the user’s interest and state of mind, each activity will generate “points” that can be exchanged for benefits. The current and future space would adapt to this technology so there’s always integration between virtual and physical space.
ReciproCITY aims to create a system where virtual and physical spaces work together to change the city’s dynamics. Relying on data collected through the App, politicians, urban planners, service providers and any other player on the city’s dynamics could change and adapt to the users’ social, economic and emotional needs, therefore changing the role cities and technology play on our emotional wellness.