Everyone should be able to build.

“Everyone should be able to build.  … Everyone ought to be able to and compelled to build, so that he bears real responsibility for the four walls within which he lives.  We must face the risk that a crazy structure of this kind may later collapse, and we should not and must not shrink from the loss of life which this new way of building will, or at least may, exact.  A stop must finally be put to the situation in which people move into their living quarters like hens and rabbits into their coops. … The material uninhabitabilty of the slums is preferable to the moral uninhabitability of functional, utilitarian architecture.”

Friedensreich Hundertwasser,

Mouldiness Manifesto against Rationalism in Architecture, 1958

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