Monday, 30 March 2009

territorial claims

"...everyone wants to be accepted, wants to belong, wants to have a place of his her own. All behaviour in society at large is indeed role-induced, in which the personality of each individual is affirmed by what others see in him. In our world we experience a polarization between exaggerated individuality on the one hand and exaggerated collectivity on the other. Too much emphasis is placed on the two poles, while there is not a single human relationship with which we as architects are concerned that focuses exclusively on one individual or on one group, nor indeed exclusively on everyone else, or 'the outside world'. It is always a question of people and groups in their interrelationship and mutual commitment..."
from Lessons for students in Architecture

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