Feuilleton / 13.10.2020

Neue Zürcher Zeitung

Gabriele Detterer writes about the art of simply being at home and points out the relevance and contribution of the Interdisciplinary Forum Neurourbanism.

Do we like to stay at home and feel comfortable within our own four walls?

Prehistoric dwellings were turned toward the seasons and the experience of nature. In the urban age, however, monstrous building blocks push in front of the sun. A feeling of unease can arise within one’s own four walls.

Only an interdisciplinary approach can uncover what makes living more emotionally positive and healthy. The research field of neurourbanism initiated by Charité Berlin, which links the findings of medicine, architecture, urban research, psychology, sociology and philosophy, also appeals to this. Stress mitigation through prudent and forward-looking housing design remains an essential topic.

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