Public Space and Pandemics
The Changing Relationship Between the People and their Cities
The city is not what we were used to; our relationship has changed. Everyone is longing to explore and enjoy the outdoor urban life again. Yet, some may not feel comfortable with crowds, or maybe not even have easy access to public space, like a park. The pandemic has shown us weaknesses in the current design discourse regarding public space. There is a need for new urban outdoor lifestyles.
Imagine a city that offers a network of interconnected green spaces allowing safe micro-transportation. That elevates social connections along with connections with other forms of life. The desired space where the mind can disconnect, the body can exercise, and it is possible to encounter casual conversation, even with social distancing. Question the city you live in. Reconsider what a city that maintains universal well-being could be.