The generic city and all it implies has generously provided us with a template for the global city. Activity hubs such as shopping malls, office complexes and orchestrated leisure ensure that cities are no longer places for craftsmanship or individual expression but rather spaces for an ubiquitous urbanism.

Beginning with modernism, the hyper dissemination of ideas and ideals spread across cities around the world has led to a profound crisis of identity. How relevant is the crisis and isn’t monoculture a symptom of progress?