Loneliness and the Built Environment is a qualitative study on the effects of the built environment in the phenomenon of loneliness that gathers perspectives from the disciplines of philosophy, psychology, gerontology, public health, technology, sociology and architecture.
The research project, funded by the Sustainable Research Systems profiling initiative at Tampere University with funding by the Academy of Finland, started with an international seminar held at the Tampere University Faculty of Built Environment in December 2019. It has now resulted in a book that gathers the public talks given in the seminar together with some other additional viewpoints from technology, sociology and architecture.
The publication is open-access, and implies the 40th issue of Datutop Occasional Papers, the publication series on theory of architecture and urbanism that has been published for decades at the Tampere University School of Architecture. The editors of this Datutop 40 are Fernando Nieto and Rosana Rubio, architects, researchers and teachers at the School of Architecture.