Concepts create idols; only wonder grasps anything. - St Gregory of Nyssa

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Chicken, or egg?

"Social Justice" comes to Islington (London)

The picture above is of Union Square in Islington. It shows newly built social housing. As part of a redevelopment of Packington Estate, these houses, in sympathy with the rest of the square, replace the 1960s ugly slab blocks.
Socially, the experiment may help determine whether architecture has an effect, for good or ill, upon social pathology. Will people, given elegant houses, behave more elegantly?

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