Connecting to the World

Nikos Salingaros

Beauty connects us viscerally to the material universe. Life forms evolved to experience biological connectedness as an absolute necessity for survival. Starting one century ago, however, dominant culture deliberately reversed the mechanism responsible for deep connection. The resulting disconnection from the material world has long-lasting negative consequences for human wellbeing. Christopher Alexander describes how to revive the deep connecting process, creating conditions for human-centered design in our times. — Nikos Salingaros