Lexica (lexica510) wrote,

Against soul-stifling apartment life

The apartment-house tenant must have the freedom to lean out of his window and as far as his arms can reach transform the exterior of his dwelling space. And he must be allowed to take a long brush and – as far as his arms can reach – paint everything pink, so that from far away, from the street, everyone can see: there lives a man who distinguishes himself from his neighbours, the pent-up livestock! He must also be allowed to cut up the walls and make all kinds of changes, even if this disturbs the architectural harmony of a so-called masterwork, and he must be able to fill his room with mud or children’s modelling clay.
-- Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Manifesto against Rationalism in Architecture

I stumbled across this on the blog Granny Gets a Vibrator (thanks to ozarque for recommending it), which beats the pants off that stupid "red hat club" thing. Sorry, but joining a packaged, trademarked, commodified organization doesn't make you a rebel, whether you wear purple or not. Phooey.

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