Housing – a personal-collective issue, part 2

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December 6, 2013 by Liat

Second part of the housing Lesson

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Last time I wrote about how our house is a private place divided into very precise rooms that offer different uses. This time i would like to talk about why do we feel this way about the house and how could we change our point of view towards more shared and collective uses of the home.

The house is a lot about balancing private and public space. This depends critically on different cultures. In his book, ‘The Hidden Dimension’, Edward T. Hall[i] introduces for the first time the following dimensions of spaces:

Picture from HERE

Intimate space: the closest “bubble” of space surrounding a person. Entry into this space is acceptable only for the closest friends and intimates.

– Personal space: the region surrounding a person, which they regard as psychologically theirs. Most people value their personal space and feel discomfort, anger, or anxiety when their…

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2 thoughts on “Housing – a personal-collective issue, part 2

  1. annadeleonardis says:

    Lezione interessantissima e che fa riflettere su come sia possibile migliorare la qualità della vita se tutti ci unissimo e cooperassimo per fare questo! Grazie! 🙂

    • Liat says:

      Ciao Anna,
      Grazie, sono contenta che sia piaciuta la lezione. La casa ha un potenziale enorem nel trasformare la nostra vita. Dobbiamo solo capire che si debba investire nelle relazioni e non solo nei muri.
      A presto,
      Liat

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