WHAT IF: A DIFFERENT CITY VIEW.
- Series: Kunst
What if there would be a typical dutch pasture at the city main square?
I came across this manipulated newspaper picture and instantly fell in love with it. My inner hippy claps her hands and imagines how much peace a simple pasture would bring to its surroundings and how the citykids can finally see where there food comes from. My outer cynic just thinks about cow-molestation and hooligans barfing the grass to a mudslide.
Nevertheless, I love the romantic vision of it, compared to the current square:
Don't let the blue sky fool you: the square is metallic, slippery and impersonal, there is nothing pittoresque about it.
Still, I can't stop my imagination of a cityplanner/visionair, who believes that the only way forward in enforcing the social cohesion of a city, is falling back on old constructions. I see a rise of the old-fashioned farmlife at the centre of every city, each of them having their own farmspecialty.
London: a chickenfarm
Bönn: fields of potatoes
Paris: a dairyfarm
It could become a whole commercial touristic attraction, where people can churn their own Parisian cheese or eat that typical Bönnpotato, an educative and nutricious day out for the family, right there in your own city.
What do you think? Should I try and meet the mayor and tell him all about my plan? I think I just might, it's darn genius!