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2501. Scene-act ratio
In drama theory an interesting, even fruitful concnept called Scene-Act Ratio developed by Kennth Burke, a literary person who applied the understanding of literature to understanding human situations. If You are sitting in a theater and as the curtain goes up and you see the stage set before anybody has come on stage, you have a pretty good sense of what action you are going to see implied by the set itself. A domestic scene, a military encampment, inside a palace. The implications for the architect or designer are that if you want somebody to do something, the set within which they are going to act, say a classroom or a public garden, the set must contain the possibility of that action. This gives very powerful guidance to the designer, let's say of Gardenworlds, as to what their design must accomplish. This discussion of course can move from the designer to the community-at-large to everyone's advantage. No democracy without discussion spaces, no education without shaded spaces, no falling in love without private spaces.