As a method of recruitment for participatory processes, sit-outs involve organising events or meetings in public spaces where individuals can learn about and sign up to participate in initiatives such as community projects, planning processes, or civic engagement activities. This approach allows organisers to directly reach and engage potential participants, providing information and answering questions in a casual, accessible setting. Sit-outs can effectively attract a diverse group of participants by making the opportunity to get involved visible and approachable in the community’s everyday spaces.