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Saskia Visch

Intentional Communities

An Intentional community I would define as anything in the region of co- housing projects, eco villages, transition towns, communes and gated communities. It is a social and spatial framework within which individuals interact.

But what defines an Intentional Community as an nonconventional living arrangement? In my research I am looking at the cores of these communities to see what holds them together. Is it a common state of mind or is it belief?

What I would like to try to find out is the meaning of these spaces to the inhabitants. How they use these spaces and how they connect them with their point of views and beliefs.