Architect Grace Kim’s TED 2017 talk is making news. “Cohousing is an antidote to isolation,” she said. “We will all experience loneliness at some point in our lives, but it doesn’t stem from being alone. It comes from a lack of connection.”
“Loneliness can be the result of our built environments, the very homes we choose to live in,” said Kim, who lives in cohousing she designed in Seattle. In a time when loneliness has been called a public health epidemic, with isolated individuals facing a higher risk of death, the stakes couldn’t be higher.
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