Lived complexity

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Surburban life: simple or complex?

Lived complexity has to do with the awareness of structural complexity and of a place's insertion into larger contexts and processes. Actions lived complexly exist within richer and more interconnected horizons of meaning.

A structurally complex place can be lived in a relatively unaware manner, just as a structurally simple place can be lived in a more contextually aware manner. Nonetheless, greater structural complexity tends to increase lived complexity.