A street engagement (usually a conversation) is useful for gaining information
in an informal, unstructured and spontaneous manner. You will meet people
who normally don’t engage with the political system or planned / facilitated
events. This methodology is useful for capturing the immediate reaction of people who use leisure and service points, work or live in a designated location or area.
As a methodology it is open, transparent and inclusive of all levels of society.
This process gives you the opportunity to talk to young and old, from those
sleeping on the street to those living in high value accommodation.
In The Studio we have used street conversations to inform different projects. You can find more information here:
If you can’t view the embedded pdf below, you can view it here: On-Street Conversations Toolkit