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“Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.”
“In general, an open city is more reparable than a closed city. It is looser in operation, its power relations are more interactive than directive, it is thus capable of adapting and retooling when things go wrong or come to the end of their useful life.”
“Public life in this period appears to have been wild, playful and sexy.”
“We call events and occasions ‘public’ when they are open to all, in contrast to closed or exclusive affairs”
"We shape our buildings, and afterwards our buildings shape us."
“The city is man’s most consistent and, on the whole, his most successful attempt to remake the world he lives in, more after his heart’s desire. The city is the world which man created; it is the world in which he is therefore condemned to live. Thus indirectly, without a clear sense of the nature of his task, in remaking the city, man has remade himself.”
Ines Lala D is a multi-disciplinary artist working in drawing, photography, architecture and urban planing. After graduating from a fine arts and design high school, she went on to study architecture and urban planning in Austria at the Graz University of Technology and in Germany at the Technical University Berlin. She received her Master of Science degree in architecture from the Graz University of Technology, focusing on the importance of public space for practicing democracy. Currently she lives and works as a visual artist, architect and urban planner in Berlin.