|Re: Private use of Common Space||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Jeanne Goodman, JP Cohousing (goodmanjjpcohousing.org)|
|Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2005 10:20:38 -0700 (PDT)|
Jessie,Very interesting points. We arrived at the same point with very different conclusions to get us there. I hadn't imaged some people might view it that way, but certainly see that as a possibility. Thanks for the feedback.
Jeanne----- Original Message ----- From: <Dahako [at] aol.com>
To: <cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org> Sent: Sunday, September 18, 2005 1:08 PM Subject: Re: [C-L]_ Private use of Common Space
Hi-My biggest disagreement with the viewpoint that common space is an extensionof individual space is that leads quite a few people (in my experience,mostly those inclined to introversion) to guard common space from "strangers" the same way they protect their private space. And, to me, the commonhouse is aplace for not only the residents of the cohousing community to cometogether, but a place where managed interactions (including parties, workshops, music, meetings) with the greater public community can happen -- early and often.There are so few spaces in American life where this sort of secularcommunity meeting can happen anymore outside of a commercial setting. To my mind, the idea of actively used commonhouse space is one of cohousing's great giftsto the world.
Jessie Handforth Kome Eastern Village Cohousing Silver Spring, MD
- RE: Private use of Common Space, (continued)
- RE: Private use of Common Space Fleck, September 15 2005
- Re: Private use of Common Space Sharon Villines, September 16 2005
- Re: Private use of Common Space Evdavwes, September 16 2005
Re: Private use of Common Space Dahako, September 18 2005
- Re: Private use of Common Space Jeanne Goodman, JP Cohousing, September 18 2005
- Re: Private use of Common Space Sharon Villines, September 18 2005
- RE: Private use of Common Space Fred H Olson, September 20 2005
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