The paradox of location

The pandemic has generated a paradox with respect to location: on one hand, the home office, online education and telematic procedures have made possible not to be tied to a physical place. On the other hand, we miss our closest people, such as our parents, circle of friends or siblings that live in our city. 


The low cost of plane tickets for the last ten years made us think that the world was smaller than it really is, but the mobility restrictions have separated families, conferences and conventions have been called off and leisure and business trips have been cancelled. The new normal implies choosing mobilizations and adapting them to the health protocols.


Before the pandemic, digital nomadism was an option positively valued by the centennials. It is possible that the gradual opening of borders and the search of natural and safe surroundings will end up consolidating this lifestyle: permanent work with a variable place of residence


At the beginning of the health emergency the home was considered as a refugee and operations center but, given the extension of the Covid situation, alternatives of temporary or permanent mobility were sought. Even if people were not “tied” to the workplace, they are tied to their homes, which increases the sensation of being confined, since daily activities are gathered in the same place.