To discuss the relations between architecture and politics means reflecting on the relations between space and thought in order to ensure that design becomes a response to human needs and aspirations. The circularity between life and culture produces new intermediate ‘spaces’ between subjectivity and objectivity to which attention must be paid so that good quality design can become a central theme of discussions on the form of relations between things. The search for the impossible, the absence of the mediation of meanings and values and the imposition of particular interests seem today to extend to public architecture, amplifying the shortages and sufferings of the social groups to whom it is destined. The flexibility of architecture with regard to issues and problems can respond to a search for spirituality in a multi-ethnic world. A reasonable approach in design allows modifications without overdoing things where centuries of tradition hold sway.
Keywords: Needs; aspirations; reasonableness