During lockdown I read about the anthropologist Edward T. Hall and his study on ‘proxemics’.
Hall distinguished four interpersonal zones, taking into account personal and cross-cultural differences:
- The intimate zone (0-45 cm)
- The personal zone (45-120 cm)
- The social zone (120-360 cm)
- The public zone (360-750 cm or more)
How will your attitude towards different forms of contact change the coming years?