May 6, 2005

hopelessly nostalgic

Slow Architecture, Fast World ... or Slow World?

This is the kind of stuff that us architecture kids have mulling in their minds for a while, but it's nice to have it written about, however quaintly, by someone from an earlier generation in a cliche-free language. Just some food for thought.

"It's tempting to dismiss these groups as hopelessly nostalgic or defiantly Luddite, and, with their emphasis on old-world bonhomie, ... they can seem also a bit too blithely haute-bourgeois. And yet, in their defense of the small and local against the large and powerful — the Slow Food website provides links to articles on the effects of agribusiness in Latin America, and of foreign-owned supermarkets in Uganda — they seem hearteningly subversive."

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