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Text & textures of urban memory (March 18, 1988) Part 2 of 301:02:28

Emily Apter concludes her discussion of Walter Benjamin’s One-Way Street. Kurt Forster, “declares the city is not a text,” nor is it a coded system of signs. He suggests that maps have become a mode of experiencing the modern city through movement. Betsky challenges the panelists by asking, “Whether buildings lie or not?” Apter talks about the assimilation of experience that obscures the experience on which it is based.

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