Artistic, aesthetic aspirations and theories about form are in tension with the psychological and social aspects of space, but they are not eclipsed by them. The science of psychology provides some parameters for design without prescribing the end result. When two disciplines meet real innovations can be made. Certain elements of environmental determinism can be usefully combined with a flexible system, which truly evolves with the user.
We have gone from people walking around naked to a world laced with culture and tradition
We have so many fashions, rites, festivals and delicacies; what culture
We are a people of intelligence, wisdom and enlightenment; we are civilised
We have amazing technology, medicine and scientific discovery; how advanced we are
But what actually means anything; what is important?
What about life; things that give life and things that save life; rather than the things which simply make this place a bit more ‘interesting’
What am I saying?
There is so much that we could do that would save so many lives
But we don’t manage to do it – and people keeping on suffering and dying
There are so many things that we don’t need to do, that don’t really help anyone at a fundamental level of life and death
But that is what most of us spend our lives doing
It seems like…
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