The Happiness Sum
At: Lancaster City Museum
By: Gemma Wood
Credit: Light Up The North SHINE Programme
The Happiness Sum is a playful, interactive installation that poses important questions about what activities make us happy …. and by how much! Beautiful and intriguing it encourages us to check if, in our fast-paced society, we are maximising our happiness potential.
Based on the ideas of 18th century philosopher, Jeremy Bentham, the Happiness Sum is a fun way to compare and contrast different activities, our own and others to see which ones are getting the ‘high scorers’ and why?
Have a go – you may even end up starting a new hobby – and check out our hive of happiness and discover what makes the people of Lancaster most happy!