Giuseppe Licari Wild Gold, 2014
Nature is violently ostracized from the city. Parks are meant to substitute our need for natural presence, but their existence only makes it evident that everything in the city needs to be curated. Even nature. Escaping the control and exploitation of civilization, abandoned areas, transitional and inaccessible places, form what Gilles Clement calls the Third Landscape, where nature can exist undisturbed. Fragmented bits of wilderness tend to sprout even under the most hostile conditions. They are the parasitic, golden pockets of resistance.