Homing interview with Peer Smets

Conducted by Milena Belloni

(Amsterdam, November 2019)

“Having some common space is great and produces opportunities for interaction, but the idea that interaction will just emerge spontaneously is not correct. Relationships need guidance, and there are so many obstacles and misunderstandings that hinder encountering each other. For instance, when a newcomer moves into a building, who should take the initiative to meet the neighbours first? Should the neighbours greet the newcomer or the other way round?” 

Read the interview!