City Mine(D): Manifesto #27

WHITE NOISE! We need White Noise! Definitely. Like the unprogrammed slot on your radio set, cities have spaces not yet harnessed for starchitecture or polished by design. And they need them! Like oxygen. It cannot be all programme, function and use! That is suffocating! The casual, the unruly, even the insurgent: that is where creativity thrives, where the economy will survive and where governance is re-invented. Every day. So don’t bawl it out with development schemes and new regimes. We need white noise!

Originally published in ICON magazine
Issue 404 | 2007

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