"Composting cities and the need to enable things to fail, perish and be redeveloped does not dovetail with unrestrained logics of late capitalism. Instead, empty sites that could support non-permanent, creative and social use are simply bordered off, surgically removed from existence by perimeter fences, surveillance technology and the warnings of 24-hour call-and-response. Consequently, the most frequent re-use and temporary occupation of urban spaces is open-air car parks. This unimaginative and quick-fix intervention (…) furthers our detachment from the city. It reinforces the notion that everything is to be consumed and space has a price."
Nick Dunn - Dark Matters