Making Plans

Below is a brilliant article that considers the influence of planning in relation to the notion of difference, thanks to David Roberts for the link.  The highlight for me was the consideration of the notions of boundaries as closed and guarded edges to areas and borders as sometimes open, creative and productive edges.  However the article touches on a number of questions such as:

Does understanding have to come before action, and does assuming this serve ideas of power and control?

Should we sacrifice dissent for the sake of harmony?

Is it more authentic to allow space to evolve over time rather than look to total planning?

How can planning play a role in mixing strangers, and is being amidst strangers a negative experience?

Why is the indeterminate equated with impracticality, and should it be?

Here’s the article:

http://www.richardsennett.com/site/senn/templates/general2.aspx?pageid=16&cc=gb

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