In collaboration with Ideas for Change, Knowle West Media Centre (KWMC) has created The Bristol Approach, a new way of creating smart cities which enables people to harness the power of technology to tackle the issues they care about.

The ‘Dampbusters’ project has been developed using The Bristol Approach and is focused on tackling the city-wide problem of damp and mould in homes. A group of residents, artists, technologists, damp experts and coders designed a series of prototype tools to tackle the problem, including the Frogbox; a frog-shaped temperature and humidity sensor that hops into your pad to measure damp.

During this Lunchtime Talk, KWMC will share more about their journey with The Bristol Approach and facilitate a short ideas session where you can contribute to the design and development of Frogbox 2.

Following this session, KWMC will also host a maker night in At-Bristol's new Tinkering Space (date TBC).

This Lunchtime Talk is part of Open Studio Friday, which takes place at the Studio every week.

Do you want to find out what is going on at the Pervasive Media Studio? Are you interested in meeting our residents, talking about a specific project or curious about pervasive media? Why not pack a sandwich and join us for one of our Lunchtime Talks and Open Studio Friday.

Lunchtime Talks are informal presentations by Studio residents and associates. They normally take place at 1pm on Friday, are free and open to everybody who’s interested in what we do.

After the Talk, we also invite you to stay with us for the afternoon to continue the conversation or work on your own projects. We provide chairs, tables, wireless and a great space. You bring what you need to work with (laptop/mobile). Our open afternoons close at 5pm.

Let us know if you’d like a tour of the space and we'll be happy to show you around just before the talk. Send an email to to book your place on a tour.

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