If design is merely an inducement to consume, then we must reject design; if architecture is merely the codifying of the bourgeois models of ownership and society, then we must reject architecture; if architecture and town planning [are] merely the formalization of present unjust social divisions, then we must reject town planning and its cities […] until all design activities are aimed towards meeting primary needs. Until then, design must disappear. We can live without architecture.
— Adolfo Natalini (Superstudio), 1971
“The truth is simple: the environmental quality of life on earth and the gulf dividing the haves and have-nots is what war and survival are about. Through design man can positively participate in society. Most designers love design, not people. Just stopping designing completely might help.”
“In an environment that is screwed up visually, physically, and chemically, the best and simplest thing that architects, industrial designer, plans, etc., could do for humanity would be to stop working entirely.”
— Victor Papanek
"There is no point of writing a book about architecture for there is nothing to be said."
— Konrad Wachsmann