When you're lonely, life is very long

After moving to New York alone, writer Olivia Laing discovered the truth about loneliness. She says it is a gift.  Eric Klinenberg explains why more and more people are choosing to live alone and why cities like New York must invest in housing stock that singletons actually want to live in, the type of housing they have in Scandinavian countries.  In Denmark when someone dies alone, and no-one claims the body, the authorities put an ad in the newspaper calling for Possible Relatives. This is also the title of a photo-book by Danish photographer Tina Enghoff.  She tells us about the pictures she took of the apartments after the dead were removed. Some of these bodies went undiscovered for months.

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6 comments on When You’re Lonely, Life is Very Long

  1. noah says:

    I love the image of the haunted carpet.

  2. Me says:

    I have followed your for years and love your work. This speaks to me so much. I want to express it in a way that makes sense but doesn’t sound crazy (too late!) basically, you don’t need to publish this, but I want you to know that I love this, and I love you in the sense that you present yourself and your radio in a way that I appreciate strongly.(my favorite mediums are comics and radio, I know you’ll get it, too). i wish I could e-mail this.

  3. Kashif Ansari says:

    Only the lonely can play!

  4. Huda Hassan says:


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