The Other Illness*
Our beloved planet has been diagnosed with a terminal illness - the carbon catastrophe. The tiresome thing about people with terminal diseases is that they can’t think about anything else. Fortunately, perhaps, the world has a second potentially terminal illness-raging tribalism. By finding urban strategies and architectural language that address both diseases simultaneously we have the potential to be interesting instead of merely good, thereby reversing Mies van der Rohe’s strangling aphorism.