The Man and his Work

Man in the City of the Future

When I decided on the subject of this article – Man in the City of the Future – I started thinking about the future and became confused. So, I decided to go to Delphi and ask the advice of the oracle. I went there and sat in the sun outside the temple until my turn came a few hours later. I went in and asked what the future of man and the city would be. The answer I received was, as always, quite confusing. I read: "prospects of survival no death of city". As you will understand, I lost my courage and I did not know what to do; I only thought that I had better take the plane and come here. But then I discovered that I was not in the year 1967, but in the year 2067.

From ARK: Finnish Architectural Review, July-August 1967, p.29-38