No man is an island, a popular saying goes.This is as true as ever, now where we move closer together, both metaphorically and literarily speaking.
New ways of living together as neighbours, families and groups of likeminded individuals are gaining ground.We organize ourselves in housing cooperatives, in closed communities where our lifestyle, values or beliefs is the entry pass, or in housing complexes with shoebox apartments and shared spaces for daily routines such as cooking or exercising.
We realise that by sharing resources, spaces, and ideas, we strengthen our social ties.We experience, how the formation of new groups of closely connected individuals create broader definitions of social tribes, of family, and of friendship.We continually redefine our social networks as we become free enough to share and secure enough to get along.
Get together. Right here! Right now! After all: No man is an island.