The Bench of Awkward Conversations - Connecting internationals and locals!
WHAT IS BENCH UP?
A multi-platform solution that enables connecting internationals and locals to promote social inclusion to the society, combining digital and physical solutions. Benches can be discovered throughout the city or through the Bench Up app. The core idea is to facilitate connections in the real world - either directly in the physical space with the bench, or with the help of technology.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
"Loneliness is the global epidemic of our times". We want to reduce the feeling of loneliness and exclusion. Global immigration is on the rise, and we want to make it easier for people to find a place in their new communities.