Darkness and obscurity are banished by artificial lighting, and the seasons by air conditioning. Night and summer are losing their charm and dawn is disappearing. The urban population think they have escaped from cosmic reality, but there is no corresponding expansion of their dream life. The reason is clear: dreams spring from reality and are realised in it.

– SIRE, I AM FROM THE OTHER COUNTRY. Formulary for a New Urbanism, Ivan Chtcheglov, 1953.





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