As is thought, one of the crucial mentioned matters recently in our environments, and maybe in relation to the measures taken by the CAM, is that of the opening and shutting of the terraces of bars, eating places and cafes typically, and particularly in Madrid, and their schedules.

Particularly, in our Autonomous Neighborhood and Metropolis Council it has been granted on a short lived foundation – we suppose -, and so long as the pandemic isn’t overcome, a municipal authorization for firms of the aforementioned sort which have a web site on the road unfold an increasing number of on public land, be it streets, promenades, even parking areas when because of the narrowness of the road they can’t be established on it.

This creates a brand new panorama and a brand new imaginative and prescient: psychosocial, architectural, panorama? of town, since some streets or promenades, regardless of the width or size, have develop into a steady association of tables and chairs; tables that may accommodate a most of 6 individuals, however that typically be part of each other with no answer of continuity. Some streets, for instance the Paseo de Rosales in Argüelles, in its preliminary half, is nearly an uninterrupted succession of terraces, full to overflowing.

Other than the financial and labor benefits for employers and employees, that are apparent and subsequently it will be redundant to record them right here, there are one other sequence of benefits – and drawbacks, and that is the dangerous factor – that aren’t, in our opinion, sufficiently analyzed . In different phrases, it’s uncritically assumed {that a} metropolis stuffed with more and more widespread terraces is a plus for that metropolis and its inhabitants.

We are going to talk about the benefits first, then transfer on to the disadvantages and depart a query within the air for our readers.

Undoubtedly a precedence type of socialization of the Mediterranean cities focuses primarily on the connection of varied teams, whether or not household, buddies or colleagues, outdoors bars, eating places, and so on. by way of conversations that may final for hours. This practice, undoubtedly, is facilitated and enhanced by the great climate prevailing for at least 7 months a 12 months in varied elements of the nation, and in some extra.

As psychologists nicely know, dialog in itself is a mechanism therapeutic. Research have even been finished wherein it has been seen that in a excessive share of therapies, the dialog with the therapist is in itself “healing”, and solves a part of the issues, whatever the method used. In latest occasions, it has additionally been identified that the loneliness of the aged – not the loneliness sought, however that imposed by circumstances – is dangerous to the psychological well being of those individuals and one of many potential threat elements for gentle cognitive impairment of the third Age.

If to this we add the consequences of the isolation of the pandemic, we are able to solely discover constructive and useful the contact of individuals within the aforementioned institutions. It goes with out saying that younger individuals, particularly adolescents, have additionally suffered from the isolation of their reference teams.

Nevertheless, we wish to depart a sequence of drawbacks that, at all times from our viewpoint, this example can and in reality does.

The message that’s being given to the residents, when talking, writing and polemicizing within the completely different media of our nation repeatedly on this topic, is that the terraces are an important means for the achievement and delight of the particular person; that spending hours on a terrace is an asset “in itself” that can not be disbursed with; that, with out them, we’re misplaced. And this can be a message that clearly runs counter to -or at the very least Outshines- the values ​​of studying, music, studying the power to be alone, learning, watching good films, And an extended etcetera. To not allude, from a comparative viewpoint, to the differential therapy of the “theme” of the terraces and, to offer an instance, to the varsity issues derived from the pandemic and the varied didactic methodologies addressed, or to the within the younger college college students who’ve began this new stage on this very anomalous state of affairs, or that of the researchers, minimally addressed.

Then again, to what extent can public roads be more and more invaded by chairs and tables, and flowerpots and awnings, and stoves and rugs, and typically tv units, which fairly often they prohibit the passage of pedestrians even typically having to go one after the other by way of sure locations? And let’s not say if one goes with pushchairs of youngsters or aged individuals of their wheelchairs. Even the benches arrange by the Metropolis Council in sure areas for the remainder of individuals who don’t need, or can’t, eat, however who wish to sit down, are sometimes invaded. Let’s not say already, if to the sequence of chairs and tables, tables and excessive chairs are added subsequent to the partitions of the institutions. We is not going to go into extra secondary facets comparable to noise, second row parking, distribution vehicles with out enough loading and unloading areas, and so on.

In abstract, that though at a time as particular as this this technique of recreation and socialization could also be good for residents, it needs to be requested whether or not this empowerment and socialization is suitable for each psychosociological and instrumental or purposeful causes. idealization of the terraces to the detriment of different methods of entertaining and socializing.

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