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Abitare is changing. It is a new phase in the long history of a magazine that has been recounting the great changes that have taken place in every period since 1961 through architecture and design. Over the course of the last three years Abi
tare has taken on a new guise. We have chosen first of all to make it a tool of information and analysis, broadening the range of our interests from architecture to design in all its forms, including the landscape, cities, art and technology. Now, in the face of the sudden acceleration in every process of change, the time has come to take another step. Our ways of living, thinking, working, communicating, moving around, buying things and even having fun have profoundly altered. The spaces in which we live and work are changing at great speed, as are the ones where we study, go on holiday or do the shopping; the objects we use, our means of transport and the instruments we use to communicate are all changing. For the world of design it is an extraordinary opportunity. New areas are opening up and we are venturing into unfamiliar dimensions. Abitare wants to recount all this. It will do so by choosing a particular point of view, that of people. What interests us is to investigate and understand the relationships they establish with places, spaces and objects. In short, we are interested in looking at the way we live.