The city is a battlesuit for surviving the future
“This piece,” Sterling says, “is doing the same futuristic thing that Archigram did decades ago, except for us, for now, in our idiom, with our techniques. Itâ€™s far-out, itâ€™s edgy, itâ€™s visionary, itâ€™s truly violative of the given norm, and yet thereâ€™s nothing merely cheap and sensational here. These are ground-breaking concepts dressed in a Pop Art battlesuit, and beneath that guise lies profundity. Time is going to be kind to this.”
A small excerpt:
“I’d contend cities are not just engines of invention in stories, they themselves are powerful engines of culture and re-invention. […]
Cities are the best battlesuits we have.
It seem to me that as we better learn how to design, use and live in cities – we all have a future.”
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