Liquid living

The attitude that leads us to change the places we live and the way we live them more and more frequently could be the result of a distortion of our habits, which adapt to new needs of ever shorter duration. Just think of what is happening in San Francisco, where buildings such as the Twitter headquarters host organic markets or cafes where you can go shopping or spend your free time.

We actually create plans for an ever-near future trying to avoid thinking about a time too far away because in reality we don't know what the next day will have in store.

For Bauman , we live in a postmodern society, characterized by instability and insecurity , to which we are responding by making common strength, creating relationships of cooperation and moving more and more towards a collective lifestyle.

The philosopher based his theories on the concept of liquid thought , which he uses to describe the world we live in where solid points of reference are lost, those to which we have always clung to to build our being, liquid references remain, that is based on the concept of transformability in a very short period of time.

But how is this change expressed in architecture?

As already mentioned, we have no solid points to look at and we have to rethink our cities on the basis of new needs, changing our homes, our neighborhoods and above all the way we live them.

We could therefore start from the question: "How long and in what way will I live this place?" .

Or ask ourselves if this insecurity and this way of thinking will become the means by which we will act or if it is just a transition phase aimed at regaining a new stability.

 

Lorenzo Morelli