while the big reflection process about economical paradigms is still ongoing in dubai, the sea seems busy getting back what boom and bust tried to claim from her. the newly landscaped world is disappearing into the the ocean again, even faster than sea level rise would have been doing the job.
dubai may provide a stark learning lesson: mankind cannot develop cities (and maintain societies) without an 'ecological thought'.
cities may rather be conceptualized as tradin places, places of intensified negotiation and exchange, 'parliaments of things' which are interconnected by networks of the 'living'.
a city in which some sort of financial imperialism is celebrated to the cost of modern slavery is not such a place.
more on the story at, and picture taken from: dailymail.co.uk