this area is an interesting contradiction. on the one hand, it houses what we might call the lower classes and outcasts. on the other hand, it was built to embody (and still embodies) the dream of a fair and equal living standard for all citizens

this serves to juxtapose the most abject aspects of social exclusion with a firmly held architectural ethos of universal inclusion. the cognitive dissonance runs through every strategically placed, overly designed parklet

it's as lefebvre wrote - single-purpose districts fail at their one job by virtue of being exclusively devoted to it

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