Since the beginning of 6 million+, the project has involved the active participation of hundreds of people contributing their ideas, images, words and experiences, and of course, their buttons.

The community consultation programme in 2013 continued to involve and gain feedback from a wide range of people.

Between June and October 2013, workshops included the following groups:

  • Hungarian and Hungarian Roma children and parents
  • University of Huddersfield staff and students
  • Huddersfield Town of Sanctuary
  • Huddersfield New College students
  • Golcar Intergenerational Group
  • Women Together
  • Pakistani Youth Forum
  • Young Batley
  • Huddersfield Quakers
  • Kirklees College students
  • Batley School of Art students

During several sessions, each group explored the themes, considered the sites, created temporary artworks with the buttons, and made suggestions for the permanent installation and its interpretation, all of which contributed to the design process. Local people will continue to participate in and contribute to the process of creating the new sculpture at the University of Huddersfield.