Together

Collected Items 08.02.15

Some have insisted that public space is a studied counterpoint to the city: a longing for nature in the denatured metropolis, morsels of a vanished country placidity and solitude for urban folk to snack on. Yet my claim is that the city is open, common and public by its very nature. People come not to be alone but to be together; to interact, exchange, trade, innovate and collaborate.

Benjamin R. Barber, ‘Public Spirited’, Architectural Review, 1404 (February 2014), 20.

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