Public Displays of Affection. From simple eye contact to a kiss — human contact imbues a place with life. The natural expression of reaching out to communicate with or touch one another is a basic way of communicating, and is almost as important as breathing.
The architecture of most city halls in many countries, follows one of three models: The Freestanding Icon, The Secure Fortress, or the Generic Office Block. However, city halls in Italy follow a fourth model – The Center of the Community.
In Italy, the shop downstairs is put to many good uses
The role that place plays for a country coming out of lockdown
In praise of sociability—the active ingredient of everyday life
Ironically, a lively social life in a community makes physical distancing more effective