high speed train (HST) network asked Doors of Perception Group to organize a workshop about services to improve train travel:
Today's high speed train (HST) travel is a marvel of speed and profligate resource consumption. It is transforming the experience of space and time of 13 million travellers who already use it each year - and of citizens who live in places where the trains deign to stop. Enormous infrastructure projects are under way, but we have not made space for reflection on the cultural consequences of it all. To fill this gap, the High Speed Network Platform, an association of 15 European regions, and Urban Unlimited, a planning firm, have asked Doors of Perception to organise a cultural expert workshop on the theme, "quality time". The aim is to develop project ideas for services and situations that connect people, cultural resources, and places, in new combinations. The workshop is full, but we'll bring you the results in a later edition.