The metropolis manifests itself and appears; this is its nature. It grows and survives without being governed by any strong intentionality. Learning from the metropolis means discovering its implicit potentialities through an anthropological and aesthetic vision. Thus the archetype of the metropolis is its resources. One of these, the soil, contains its founding qualities. The soil is linked with the right of access to water, to the primary resources and, with these, to the right to citizenship, the right to the city. -
Caudo, G., Careri, F. (2006). Learning from Cities - Bogoroma.