“We live inside a set of relations…”
--Michel Foucault. "Of Other Spaces."
"...there are no demonstrations in Disneyland."
--Michael Sorkin. "Introduction: Variations on a Theme Park."
“Returning from a trip, I hear the question, ‘Do you have photographs?’ far more often than ‘Do you have stories or observations?’”
--Mitchell Scwarzer. "Architecture and Mass Tourism" in Architourism.
“These undigested, unedited narratives fuel a queasy sense of ourselves as liminal creatures with no boundaries, while conversely promoting privatized anxieties about increased isolation and personal insignificance in the urban spaces we inhabit."
--Alan Marcus and Dietrich Neumann. Visualizing the City.
“There is the possibility to redefine the meaning of the city as a site of confrontation and thus of coexistence.”
--Pier Vittorio Aureli. "Toward the Archipelago: Defining the Political and the Formal in Architecture" in Log 11.