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[This chapter introduces the challenges that are emerging for the society in the near future, medium-, and long-term future. With inputs from philosophy and practical observations, this chapter focuses on the role that technological development is having in defining the relationship between...
[The most important problems related to the technological dominance are the subjugation of humankind to the technological apparatus and the drying up of social relations. A link between the “macro” scale of the Technocene and the “micro” scale of social relations introduces here the issue of...
[Participating in social life and sharing spaces, activities, or resources within a community are ancient constituents of the living traditions all around the world. This chapter describes, with an in-depth analysis, 12 historical typologies of shared living, distributed on the five continents....
[This chapter is dedicated to the phenomenon of co-housing. It opens with a historical framework of contemporary co-housing’s evolution, from the first north European cases to the most recent ones around the world. To deal with this specific “micro” dimension, a theoretical support based on...
[In this chapter 50 case studies of co-housing are here examined in detail. To give the widest possible representation of the co-housing phenomenon, a set of projects that touches all the continents, gathering cases with different dimensions, population, locations, and motivations has been...
[In this last chapter, the conclusions of all the previous reasoning are presented. Once described the phenomenon, contextualized in the broader panorama of contemporary participation and emphasized the role of design, the discussion is brought back to a philosophical and sociological dimension....
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