Though it never existed, the legend of Atlantis continues to stand as an exemplar of a powerful and enlightened society. Plato is credited for introducing Western civilization to the mythical island which, "in a single day and night of misfortune ...
by Rajkamal Kahlon
[L'empire des lumières, 1954]
“It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances. The mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.” –Oscar Wilde
“The public and political realm… is synonymous with architecture.” –Daniel Libeskind
It would be an understatement already to begin with saying that the notion of public space is contested nowadays. In the narrowest definition the function of public space would be to provide spaces for social interaction.
[Raeda Saadeh, Vacuum. 2007. Video-Installation]
For A. Fakhreddine...
"Promises are the uniquely human way of ordering the future, making it predictable and reliable to the extent that this is humanly possible" -Hannah Arendt