2020, May 31
“A new Humanism is needed: return to the villages and home-work”, interview on Huffington Post Italia
Massimiliano Fuksas after the Coronavirus. “We need to rethink the very concept of living, reintegrating the three spaces of men’s daily life: the house,the workplace and the leisure space.”
Mr Fuksas, the Coronavirus made us understand, if ever there was a need, the importance of space, the need for a place where we could live, work and spend our free time if necessary.
“If we think about the evolution of the living space, this has changed a lot over the centuries. We have gone from a society where people, sometimes dozens, lived in very narrow spaces mainly in the countryside where many people lived in one room, with inappropriate services. The biggest turning point came between the two wars, with the new working-class neighborhoods, but also with the small bourgeois neighborhoods: the house began to become a more complex organism and the situation improved a lot. Nowadays the number of people living in a house is reduced, but the needs of the inhabitants are increasing: this should not blame anyone, but it requires a rethinking of the living space that includes a government plan. The house must not only be made by private individuals, but also by the government”.
What do you mean?
“A social housing program must be drawn up so that we can have a plan to reorganize spaces in the housing blocks, also foreseeing flexible floors as meeting places for all the inhabitants. A physical place where you can meet to work, to spend time, to do learn remotely, where you can help older people to learn the basics of technology.