"That space signifies is incontestable.
But what it signifies is dos and don'ts -
and this brings us back to power.
Power's message is invariably confused - deliberately so;
dissimulation is necessarily part of any message from power.
Thus space indeed 'speaks' - but it does not tell all."
--- Henri Lefebvre
"Today (...) we have to acknowledge that if in discourse
the city serves as a totalizing and almost mythical landmark
for socio-economic and political strategies, urban life
increasingly permits the re-emergence of the element that
the urban project excluded."
--- Michel de Certeau