Ground Zero criticism is price of free thinking
I read John Outram's letter on Daniel Libeskind's Ground Zero scheme twice and I still could not decide if it was meant to be serious (AJ 17.4.03).
Outram speaks of sub-literate construction managers - is this because they cannot follow the sub-language code in which his letter appears to be written?
Why does almost half of the text appear to be in the form of quotes, kitsch argot or clichés?
If the point is that free thinking and creativity are bound together I could not agree more.
I do not agree that either can be taught, but they can (and should) be the result of an education. And a freethinking public will no doubt shout very loudly when they think a building (however original) looks like rubbish that's showbiz.
Mark Skillman, by email