“Modern architecture does not produce the most amiable inhabitants.”
Richard Sennett. 1990. The Conscience of the Eye.
Urban theorist Richard Sennett frames gated communities and shopping centers as “militarizing” everyday life, so that shoppers and non-shoppers, residents and non-residents are poised in a state of antagonism. Sennett articulates how this opposition presupposes that interactions among those of different economic, social and racial backgrounds are “more likely to be mutually threatening than mutually stimulating.”
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