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Unplanned : Urban Heterotopias Puente Flores, Valia F.


The first impression one gets from walking through the commercial streets of Vancouver is that their sole purpose is that of transition and consumption, a result of their embedded prescriptiveness and predictability. A closer inspection, however, reveals spaces that escape this rigid logic. These places are often overlooked and undervalued, but they offer a moment of respite and promote the latency of the imagination.

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