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  • Definitions of what consitutes a public or a private space are blurring
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Public and Private

People are joining new communities online and seeking new spaces offline to recapture lost intimacy. Definitions of what is considered acceptable in public are changing, while private behaviour is manifesting itself in public spaces.

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Rapid urbanisation is putting a premium on personal and physical space. Compounded with an increasing sense of anonymity and alienation across society, this is creating new demands for urbanites. City-dwellers, cramming into ever smaller dwellings, are creating and joining new communities online, and then seeking new spaces offline to recapture this lost intimacy.

Meanwhile, society is becoming untethered; more mobile than ever before, we need spaces that are more fluid and multi-purpose. Definitions of what is considered acceptable behaviour in public and private spaces are changing. Online networks mean private houses can now comfortably open ...

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