Anonymous asked: what's your stance on yards? do you prefer frontyards to backyards? are you anti-yard altogether?
open space is really important! especially for kids. when it comes to private yards, I favour neither frontyards nor backyards, but courtyards, peranakan style. maybe my opinion on this would be different if I lived in a cooler climate, but for places where it regularly gets >35C, they’re the greatest.
but that’s a kind of liminal space between inside and outside, not a yard in the sense you mean, right? really I’m kind of anti-yard, in that I’m in favour of pooling our open space to create more parks and fewer yards. On the other hand, you sometimes have to fight for your right to use communal open spaces. they can be dangerous; they can be taken from you. but the home can also be dangerous, isolation within the home is dangerous, ultimately I believe that it’s more realistic to make society as a whole less dangerous, make our lives more public, decrease isolation, than to make every single home safe.