We will not fight for any cause
Or try to convince anyone
We will not laud
We will be critical
We will create
Let’s please ourselves!
Let’s make this paradise!
Let’s make architecture the means for a better life, not a goal in itself
Let’s encourage architects to have the guts!
Let’s give every city a heart!
If we have to burn down museums, let’s burn down the ill-designed ones, the pseudo-icons, architects’ phalluses
Let’s not believe in honeyed words
Honeyed words are just poetry
But poetry does not have causative power
Everything was already written and done in the past, nobody believes in anything today
Never mind that!
Let our disbelief in modernity inspire us to keep looking
Even if we discover America – yet again! – we’ll pop out to Vegas and learn some more
Let’s forget about Le Corbusier, about Mies, let’s forget about pilgrimages to Bauhaus or Brasilia
Let’s take a look at what children draw
Hear a cat purr
Draw without a computer
Talk without the keypad
Let’s touch reality instead of another screen
Let’s live our lives our way, even if it’s within the four walls somebody else built
Let’s distance ourselves from reality, not from one another
Let’s have fun every day without waiting for the weekend, the holidays, or retirement to come
Time does not divide into play, work, leisure
There is one time and one space
Let’s not waste it
Let’s be architecture snobs!