'a diversity of use generally implies a diversity of people. in these terms, social mix is not simply a cultural, but functional feature of urbanism as a way of life. it entails a mix of occupations, of income, of housing type and tenure.'
fran tonkiss, 'inner city living'.
but how do you gauge what is important in diversity? i mean, really, having to pick from six different types of pickles might be diversity--or a consumer diversity, such as eating chinese, indian, whatever. there is, at the most superficial level, a look of cultural acceptance and utopian bliss going on, if you look purely at the eating habits of inner city people. (or even suburban people.)
diversity. diversity. this is what i want to show, in my work, i think. so note to self, remember this. diversity. the diversity of people, of living conditions, the snap shots of a city: no city is ever experienced in one moment, but rather taken in moments, degrees, and i have gotten off topic.