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Part of a 5-fold Pattern Language.
Subsequently published in Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential (1986)
Physical Natural bodies of water, whether beaches, lakes or river banks, are of vital and profound significance to people, if only for recreation or industrial purposes. Measures are required to prevent the accumulation of unsightly structures (buildings, factories, roads, etc) at the water's edge which render it inaccessible and disagreeable.
Social Informality, whether in the form of parties, festivals or other non-structured occasions providing emotional outlet is of vital and profound significance to people, if only for recreation purposes or to facilitate formal relationships and agreements between organizations. Measures are required to prevent the proliferation of artificial procedures and rituals which render access to informality difficult and disagreeable.
Conceptual Indeterminacy, whether in the form of uncertainty, fuzziness, or ignorance, is of vital and profound importance to creative conceptual development, if only to facilitate the emergence of alternative perspectives or to enable beneficial cross-fertilization between conceptual frameworks. Measures are required to prevent the proliferation of artificial methods and procedures which render exposure to uncertainty difficult and conceptually inelegant.
Psychic Unstructured modes of awareness, whether in the form of insight, intuition, empathy or other non- rational forms, is of vital and profound significance to a person, if only as a catalyst for relaxation or to facilitate integration between more disciplined modes of awareness. Measures are required to prevent the proliferation of artificial attitudes and habits which render exposure to such immediate awareness difficult and painful.
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