Proceedings of The 9th International Conference on New Findings in Humanities and Social Sciences
Socioplaces: The evolution of “socioplaces”, and the exclusion of young people from the socialization process
Pablo Páramo Ph.D
This conference explores the multifaceted dimensions of socioplaces, their historical evolution, and the implications of the experience of these kind of places for our youths. By understanding the intricate interplay between physical and social environments, we can uncover insights that will help us foster inclusivity and preserve the essence of a democratic society. I invite you to journey with me through an exploration of places that hold immense societal value—bars, pubs, restaurants, chicherías, and cafes—where human connections are forged, and friendships are nurtured. These socioplaces have not only witnessed the evolution of our society but have also played an integral role in shaping its very fabric. Socioplaces are important as learning environments for learning how-to live-in community, where people engage in conversations with strangers, learn to dance, sing, or play, learn how to interact with others, follow courtesy and etiquette rules, develop hygiene habits, follow fashion trends, make friendships, and assume the roles assigned to different actors within each place. And contribute to create a sensorial and phenomenological experience giving meaning to the place. In this way, a socioplace acquires meaning as a learning experience by bringing together a group of individuals with the common purpose of socializing. These kinds of social abilities are not learned in the cyberspace noir malls. In this digital age, we must strive for a balance between the benefits of technology and the irreplaceable value of real human interaction. By recognizing the importance of socioplaces as spaces for socialization and community, and by working towards their preservation and accessibility, we can foster a more inclusive and equitable society. This conference invite all of you to continue our commitment to academic inquiry and the exploration of socioplaces and their impact on the social fabric of our communities.
keywords: socioplaces, AI, history, socialization, youths