Architecture can care, but often does not - The value of design in everyday social spaces

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


This proposal argues for a need to care about the role of architectural design in creating everyday social spaces that promote a sense of community which gives support and sustenance to individual lives. At a time when the term ‘community’ is increasingly attributed to networks of peoples in an intangible and immaterial ‘online’ world, this contribution reinforces the need to care about the everyday spaces of the real world in which we live. As urban centres across the world meet the demands of urban population growth with mass-housing solutions where individualism is quickly anonymised, it focuses on the ordinary, incidental and quotidian spaces that have the power to facilitate daily interactions with others, encourage opportunities for social exchange, and help build happy, healthy communities.
Period1 Jul 20193 Jul 2019
Event titleDoes Design Care [2]...?
Event typeWorkshop
LocationChiba , JapanShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Architecture
  • Care
  • Design
  • Space
  • Community
  • Social
  • Housing