“A brick wants to be something, has aspirations! Even a common and ordinary brick wants to be something more than what it is! He wants to be something better than what he is! This is what we also have to hear.”
Louis Kahn
“One of the most common methodological mistakes of the first step of urban planning is that of attempting to gather all the knowledge possible to then file, classify and chart every detail, with the risk of getting lost into the granularity of mapping analytics and detailed representation of the physical and socio-economic elements. This, building the impression that the simple sum of the most varied elements that have been gathered may lead to the understanding of the complex urban settlement and its territory.”
Giovanni Astengo