[community] How can we help?

Cybele S cybele.sack at gmail.com
Mon Apr 13 16:34:37 UTC 2020


Needs more research.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/vulnerable-kids-parents-covid-coronavirus-21852510?fbclid=IwAR2Yy5r_rOsPiijhg4LvK4llaWKXEXb1dIpNkBOKLGtLaOq0_-EVBSWSrDw


On Thu, Apr 9, 2020 at 7:31 PM parinaz Mizban <p.mizban at gmail.com> wrote:

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> Hi Pina,
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> This is Parinaz.  Thank you so much for your replying and sharing your
> ideas.  I have been thinking about this question so much these days;  what
> effect will the Corona virus have on Humans and Architecture going forward?
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> Yes, this is very precarious time, and everyone has so much stress
> and anxiety, but as you mentioned, the quality of the residential
> environment is important too. For example, a study in poor neighborhoods in
> Chicago, where buildings and apartments were architecturally similar but
> the amount of vegetation outside varied considerably, showed that residents
> living in barren environments reported higher levels of intra-family
> violence and aggression than residents living in greener environments (Kuo &
> Sullivan 2001). Is has been argued, that contemporary people still have a
> deep-seated tendency to associate with nature and the natural elements,
> referred to a biophilia. Biophilic design- the integration of natural
> shapes, forms, and processes in architecture- is closely related to
> restorative design, an approach that focuses on the promotion of
> restoration from stress or mental fatigue as a key component of biophilic
> experience (Hartig, Bringslimark & Grindal Patil 2008).  However, it must
> be asked why it is that buildings do not have more natural content.  One
> reason, as a Salingaros has written, "is the buildings are often planned
> with cost efficiency in mind, instead of integrating natural forms".
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> The follow site demonstrates a great example a biophilic design:
> https://mymodernmet.com/vincent-callebaut-biomimetic-green-sustainable-architecture/
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> In my own experience, based on my PhD thesis result, social design - the
> design of buildings which best address human needs and desires - is very
> important.  Social design, like Place Attachment, supports  personal
> identity as well as social identity, to give a positive feeling when in a
> place and negative feelings when away from it.  Unfortunately, in modern
> architecture, a gap  exists between the designers of the building and the
> users of the building.  Social design attempts to bridge this gap as it
> focuses on a human-oriented, small-scale, democratic approach.
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> As a result of Covid-19, like so many things in my opinion, architectural
> designs will change, and the solution may lie in different type of
> architecture.  Research by environmental psychologists will have a positive
> impact on design resulting in more efficient economic design, a more
> supportive home workplace, and especially in healthcare architecture,
> stress reduction and safety.
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> My best regards,
> Parinaz
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> On Apr 9, 2020, at 14:05, John W (personal) <pickupwillis at gmail.com>
> wrote:
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> thanks for sharing, Cybele
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> I've shared the letter with our ADM (who oversees policy and service
> delivery for ODSP/OW) - I think the issue of accommodations / accessibility
> is key during this emergency response period and these programs are also
> responsible for taking an inclusive human rights-based approach
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> On Thu, Apr 9, 2020 at 1:10 PM Cybele S <cybele.sack at gmail.com> wrote:
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> Letter from ARCH:
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> Call for Signatures: Response to Ontario’s COVID Triage Protocol
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> ARCH in collaboration with our partners drafted an open letter calling for
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> urgent changes to Ontario Health’s Clinical Triage Protocol for Major Surge
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> in COVID Pandemic, dated March 28, 2020. Although the Protocol is not
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> public, we have reviewed it and it raises significant concerns for our
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> communities. Please consider signing it on behalf of your organization, or
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> as an individual. The deadline to sign on is 3 pm on Tuesday April 7th,
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> 2020.
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> Please use the following link: https://bit.ly/2UHRlpm
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> https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdrK4DFJAe4DWAlpGJc_RXa65N3X12lygGWvqy_xIvLXXKJEw/viewform?fbclid=IwAR3mNOu7dDMq-jACzWj_xi3GnLBfY1d9QnVTrm4og9d27iC6tzEATbV5BTM
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> On Tue, Apr 7, 2020 at 3:20 PM Cybele S <cybele.sack at gmail.com> wrote:
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> https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/04/07/metro/massachusetts-officials-release-plan-ration-ventilators-icu-beds-if-need-arises
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> https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/04/07/metro/massachusetts-officials-release-plan-ration-ventilators-icu-beds-if-need-arises/?s_campaign=breakingnews:newsletter
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> On Mon, Mar 16, 2020 at 11:20 AM Jutta Treviranus <jtreviranus at ocadu.ca>
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> wrote:
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> Please feel free to use this list to reach out to the Inclusive Design
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> community for help, advice or simply to connect during this period of
>
> social distancing. Social distancing only means physical distancing, use
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> whatever you can to maintain social cohesion and social connection
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> especially to people who may feel socially isolated.
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> take care,
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> Jutta
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