During the last warm autumn days a second Workshop in the frame of „Urban Heat Stories“ took place in Vienna. On the 9th and 13th October we approached pensioners (age 78 – 82) of the housing-project „Kolokation“ and talked about individual experiences on heat around their neighborhood of the 10th district. Additionally, on 11th and 14th September a workshop with pensioners of the local „Pensioners Club Herzgasse“ in the 10th district took place.
The methodology used followed – as far as possible with elderly people – the common strategy developed with the partner project „Urban Heat Chronicles“ in Barcelona. Collective mapping of everyday public spaces and sensor measurements were the basis of a discussion of individual experiences.
In both workshops, the accessibility of green spaces and the usability of daily routes during heat periods played a crucial role in the discussion. Before starting the next workshops in Spring 2024, the Micro-Stories will be evaluated and a first Chatbot-Pilot for systemic data evaluation will be tested.
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© Photo: Ruth Hoepler, TU Wien future.lab Research Center