Tuesday, January 18, 2011

São Paulo Street View™

"To the chagrin of intellectuals, people tend to like what Koolhaas refers to as "junkspace"; they ignore their gritty city streets in favour of malls, cloned shopping centres, multiplexes, gated spaces and the roadside sheds of hyper-consumption. It's a soul-destroying conclusion, but perhaps we get the buildings and the cities we deserve."

The Financial Times, 13th December 2010

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great photo! It's now my desktop.

Very "gritty". One of yours?

Brian

Luke said...

hey Brian - yes, it's one I took the other day. I liked the way the locals have built wooden bridges over the open sewer and then used them to park their beetles!

Levi! said...

Hi mr. luke!
I admire the work you do down in
Sao Paulo! I have recently started donating to a foundation in the area & would be honored to do the same with the one you are apart of.
may I ask what site do I go to in order to
donate?
& i also wanted to know, did you learn Portuguese before going to Brasil or after you arrived?
Thanks! - levi

Luke said...

Hey Levi

Thanks for your kind words and your AMAZING offer of help. I really don't know what else to say.

Drop me a line (luke@saopaulodiary.com) and let me know where you are based (Atlanta?) and I'll let you know the best way to give.

On the language front, I came fresh from NYC and started learning the language "on the trot". It's more fun that way :)

You are brilliant.
Luke

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