[community] How can we help?

Cybele S cybele.sack at gmail.com
Thu Apr 9 16:27:23 UTC 2020


On Wed, Apr 8, 2020 at 8:02 PM parinaz Mizban <p.mizban at gmail.com> wrote:

> “Stay home, stay safe”
> This is the motto that the World Health Organization as well as the media
> are presently trumpeting as the defense against the Novel Corona virus.
> Today’s mandatory home quarantine is a unique experience in the modern
> world and for our urban communities; an experience that we have could have
> never envisioned.  Everyone will surely never forget being afraid even to
> socialize and interact with one’s own friends and family due to confronting
> an invisible yet ever increasing danger resulting in fear of the city!
> This forced confinement has demonstrated that in our era, our homes are
> not acceptable for living.  The dormitory style housing that we have
> constructed for the urban middle class is not sustainable for long duration
> accommodations due to small interior dimensions and limited outdoor space
> as well as restricted access to nature, a lack of recreational facilities
> and other various weaknesses.
> Those with foresight had long predicted that the digital age and arrival
> of the Internet coupled with technological advancements and deployments of
> virtual networks would bring people home from their workplace.  For a large
> number of us, this has offered a possibility of a superior lifestyle; the
> question is, are our homes ready for long-term residence?
> Our return home will lead to a decline in social relationships. The
> internet and social networks seemed to be able to fix this. But recent
> experience has shown us all that virtual networks are not yet a viable
> alternative to face-to-face relationships. Just as television and satellite
> networks have not been a good substitute for outdoor recreation in the city
> and in nature. Should we hope to get used to these flaws and not feel them
> anymore?
> It seems that by reducing our presence in the city and avoiding everyday
> social interactions, we will become more involved with our minds and our
> inner selves. Repentance guides us into our inner, or mental worlds. This
> is the attitude we have ascribed to introverted humans.
> Extroversion and introversion were popularized by Carl Jung in 1921. In
> Psychological Types, Jung described how extroverts engage with external
> stimuli. He believed that extroverts direct their energy outwards -towards
> other people- and gain energy from such encounters. Introverts, meanwhile,
> focus their energy inwards, towards more solitary, thoughtful activities.
> According to Jung, Every conscious extrovert is an introvert deep within
> her subconscious, and every conscious introvert is extroverted in her
> subconscious. This is an example of a compensatory or retaliatory role
> played by the unconscious in the psyche. However, will our homes or digital
> worlds respond appropriately to this process?
> It is accepted that the Corona virus has changed the culture of our
> communications along with social relations.  Friendly gatherings have
> necessarily decreased in size. The typical face-to-face interactions with
> people has now been replaced exclusively with virtual meetings.  As a
> result, Nostalgia develops and people will be lonelier than ever before.
> However, these perceptions only concern social relations, and do not
> address the alterations in the relationship between humans and nature as
> wells as the world around them.
> There are two essential words that are frequently used in contemporary
> design which have formed our approach towards architectural policy;
> transparency and permeability. The question is, how do we feel about
> these words now that we are imprisoned in our homes?
> On Tue, 7 Apr 2020 at 15:21, Cybele S <cybele.sack at gmail.com> wrote:
>> https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/04/07/metro/massachusetts-officials-release-plan-ration-ventilators-icu-beds-if-need-arises
>> <
>> https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/04/07/metro/massachusetts-officials-release-plan-ration-ventilators-icu-beds-if-need-arises/?s_campaign=breakingnews:newsletter
>> >
>> On Mon, Mar 16, 2020 at 11:20 AM Jutta Treviranus <jtreviranus at ocadu.ca>
>> wrote:
>> > Please feel free to use this list to reach out to the Inclusive Design
>> > community for help, advice or simply to connect during this period of
>> > social distancing. Social distancing only means physical distancing, use
>> > whatever you can to maintain social cohesion and social connection
>> > especially to people who may feel socially isolated.
>> >
>> > take care,
>> > Jutta
>> >
>> >
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> *Parinaz Mizban *
> Phd Candidate at University of Art , Tehran

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