The more I study architecture the more I realize that mistakes of ones become the breeding ground for others.

Modernism battles “the styles” – wins – gains monopoly – becomes corrupt -> triggers reaction – postmodernism; postmodernism gets annoying -> gives rise to supermodernism, deconstructivism, etc… Robert Moses starts building – then building a lot – then building too much -> gives birth to the phenomenon of Jane Jacobs. Jacobs becomes too contextual and narrow-minded -> gives rise to people who think big again… The combustion engine revolutionizes our everything, pollutes environment and triggers sprawl -> triggers search for new energy resources and a return to urban density… And so on, and so on.

Of course, it is not all that linear, ever, but still.

Make mistakes, my friends – give rise to progress! Keep modernity going!

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