Ultimately, it is these uncultivated, abandoned fields – areas that surround the city and are apparently deprived from any precise function – which give us hope. They are residual zones of uncertainty, questioning by their very existence fundamental facts such as where the city “begins,” and where it, “ends.” They embody a particular form of urban charm, one which has been appreciated for its ambiguous and unique qualities by a range of writers, poets, and of course architects. For, it is these very voids which are the property of the future city, proving without a doubt that something new will be achieved because their very solid incompleteness implies a promise. 

emptiness_01-2004 (2011)