The city was more like a theatre

The city was more like a theatre, a series of stages upon which individuals could work their own distinctive magic while performing a multiplicity of roles. To the ideology of the city as some lost but longed-for community, Raban responded with a picture of the city as labyrinth, honey-combed with such diverse networks of social interaction oriented to such diverse goals that "the encyclopedia becomes a maniacal scrapbook filled with colourful entries which have no relation to each other, no determining, rational or economic scheme."
David Harvey - The Condition of Postmodernity

 
La città assomigliava piuttosto a un teatro, a una serie di palcoscenici in cui gli individui potevano elaborare la loro magia personale assumendo molteplici ruoli. All’ideologia della città quale comunità perduta e agognata, Raban rispondeva con l’immagine della città come labirinto, un alveare con reti di interazione sociale così diverse e orientate verso obiettivi così diversi che “l’enciclopedia diventa un folle album pieno di ritagli colorati che non hanno nulla a che vedere l’uno con l’altro, non seguono alcuno schema, né razionale né economico”.
David Harvey - La crisi della modernità
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