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on wild architecture
It is known that initially the situationists wanted at the very least to build cities, the
environment suitable to the unlimited deployment of new passions. But of course this was not easy and so we
found ourselves forced to do much more.
A growing discrepancy can be observed between the standards applied in allocating urban space and the real needs of
the community. Town-planners and architects still tend to think in terms of the four functions of the city as defined
by Le Corbusier in 1933: living, working, traffic and recreation. This oversimplification reflects opportunism rather
than insight into and appreciation of what people actually want today...
basic program of the bureau of unitary urbanism
Attila Kotanyi, Raoul Vaneigem
Urbanism doesn’t exist; it is only an “ideology” in Marx’s sense of the word. Architecture does really
exist, like Coca-Cola: though coated with ideology, it is a real production, falsely satisfying a falsified need.