Architectural Space and Social Relations. An Explorative Study on Home, Neighborhood and Family Well-being.

Author/s Vincenzo Marrone
Publishing Year 2013 Issue 2012/3 Language Italian
Pages 25 P. 155-179 File size 327 KB
DOI 10.3280/SP2012-003010
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What are the roles of home and neighbourhood on the family wellbeing experience? In which extent the urban-architectural space influences the social cohesion constitution? Starting from a survey conducted in two similar planned neighbourhoods, the paper shows that the physical spaces could create most opportunity about informal exchanges, family and individual ease. In one of the two settlements is present an inhabitant organization that takes care about the collective areas. So, comparing this two neighbourhoods we can see that this organization increases the social relation opportunities within the physic space. The neighbourhood relations also change in quality, frequency and distance. The reciprocity is the principal mean about the constitution of the internal community cohesion and it also creates - in people - an openness and trust attitude that goes beyond the neighbourhood boundaries.

Keywords: Family, Home, Neighborhood Attachment, Reciprocity, Social Cohesion

Vincenzo Marrone, Spazio architettonico, spazio sociale e benessere familiare. Una analisi esplorativa in "SOCIOLOGIA E POLITICHE SOCIALI" 3/2012, pp 155-179, DOI: 10.3280/SP2012-003010