The COVID-19 pandemic poses the question in what kind of future people want to live together. The most important policy measure taken in this context is a distance rule (varying from 1 to 2 meters in European countries) between people. What does (physical) distance mean for the intimate relationships that are desirable and necessary, both in the private and public environment. The New Intimacy not only questions the relationship between people, but also the relationship between human bodies and the spaces and objects surrounding them.
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Photo: Rethinking Closeness – Eva Visch