Care to Converse
A Sea of Strangers
As you commute around Sydney city do you notice the stares and a scarcity of smiles? “Care to Converse” is about creating a visual symbol to show support for casual conversation and community.
Start a Conversation
We live in close accessible communities and yet we do not know the people who travel in the same space as us. “Care to Converse” is a visual way to start casual conversations.
Break down barriers
Wearing the symbol will make a big difference! Simply by seeing someone else who “Cares to Converse” you already have a sense of connection even without conversation.
Bring back community
This will take shape in a wearable symbol that says “Care to Converse?” Start having casual conversations without the awkwardness.
What is Care to Converse?
#Care2Converse hopes to inspire community conversations.
Taking part will mean you get to wear awesome gear stating that you “Care to Converse,” like a badge or wristband. The idea would be for everyday people to enjoy conversations with strangers (minus the awkwardness). By wearing the #Care2Converse symbol, people will know you are up for the chat.
Opportunities for conversations are everywhere, whether you are on the bus, in the queue at the grocery store or waiting for your morning coffee. Will these casual conversations brighten up your day?
This project is a way to nurture community, connection and of course conversation. On those days you don’t feel like it, you can always take off the symbol.
Tag #Care2Converse with your stories
What’s the Evidence?
There has been quite a bit of research into the benefits of social interactions, including those with strangers.
Happy Travels With Strangers
Interactions Increase Happiness
Brighten Up Your Daily Commute
The Surprising Need For Strangers
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