According to UN forecasts, around
two-thirds of the world's population
will live in large metropolises in 2050;
today it is already half. The
urbanisation rate is often seen as an
indicator of a country's
industrialisation. But it is precisely
here, in the European industrial
nations, that people are drawn back to
the countryside. Despite immigration
from abroad, a counter-trend is to be
expected. For population density is
rising. In Berlin, for example, about
4090 people live per square kilometer.
And a glance at property prices shows:
life in the city is becoming more
expensive. The struggle for affordable
housing is claiming victims.
5.2. The house with 4 walls
We apreciate two different stages of human culture the nomadic and the sedentary one but in certain moments we experienced a tragic change in our way of living that was only the glimpse of a new focus in the ever lasting process in our relation with our shadow (Jolanta Klysczc).
Today any architecture, even beyond religious attributions, can be atmospherically charged and thus gain an emotional impact power of social, political and cultural relevance.
Today habitat is translated as a basis for a sustainable lifestyle. Where and how is a good life possible? More and more want to do something. Lifestyle becomes an object of research.
Politics needs space
Inside and outside are explicit legal designations. Today, physical and political geographies are largely dissolving because globalisation, thanks to the internet as an additional territory, functions as a colonial method. All the more fulfilling to stand in your own garden.
Far away from wifi and passwords, far away from online and the feeling of being tapped. The green of nature takes a long time to burn itself into the retina as real. But then you can't get away from it.
5.3. The existence of an immeasurable
They say there is no social solution. And if you want to build all the people of the world a livable housing with access to clean water, with infrastructure such as waste disposal, hospitals, etc., then you would have to build the entire built world just 2 times more.
But the disagreement about how to keep the world just and habitable for all leads to completely new, absurd and opaque strategies. All the more it becomes important to act responsibly as an individual. But the Good Life and also the search for it, of course, is very complex and raises a multitude of considerations, which now, however, urgently require decisions. Because "my" life can no longer be considered as a purely private ecology.