social networks

Social relationships have always been an important active force that shapes the urban life. Social relations have strong ties with the other entities of the urban life, economy, transportation, biology, and resources. In the non-linear formation of the cities, these entities help to evolve the societies and institutions. Starting from the individual and its physical needs, the society grows with the gathering of the individuals. Families are the smallest part that forms societies. Social network of an individual grows when they start to meet with new people through their families. After this, with the increasing interactions with people, through everyday actions, these social relationships grow.

We will come to this idea that the monotone of today’s life, political and economic activities, restrict people’s gathering into some constraints. If a person works in an office the social network of that person starts to grow over the people that works in that office. As it grows in that direction, the chance of expanding the network over other persons decreases.

In a society, where the relations were not set with the every day monotone, the political and economic necessities, the relationships might be completely different from this. In situationist theory, the everyday activity of persons is tried to be reconstructed. New Babylon was the important example of how the activities are replaced by creative games, from which new economic and political structure occurs, and how it will effect the social structure of the society. Simon Sadler mentions in The Situationist City about New Babylon as, “Constant’s interest in urbanism was a response to his observations as a flaneur in Paris and London in the early 1950s, where he had seen ‘people building, demolishing, removing, … The traffic increased, man disappeared… mechanized technological environments emerged.’

….  will be continued and revised everyday…

 

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