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Sitting: A Position Paper

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People demonstrating against the Westway highway project. New York City, July 6, 1977.

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The workers of the world (except at lunch hour and on the weekend and except parents and those who care for children) don’t sit in parks.

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Denise Scott Brown is an architect, planner, urban designer, and theorist. Her books include Architecture as Signs and Systems for a Mannerist Time, with Robert Venturi (Belknap) and Having Words (Architectural Association).


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