Getting lost has become impossible because we overwhelm the place where we stop or settle with our order; it is not the result of a long, prudent, sometimes cautious interaction. Today’s traveller, as full of amazement he might be, can usually only fake his getting lost. He is becoming less and less a ‘stranger’, that is, someone who understands that he must be accepted by the hospitality of the inhabitants and is aware of the risks of his or her anomalous identity. Those who don’t play the role of the stranger are ‘tourists’, destroyers.




Le Cecla, F ‘Getting Lost and the Localised Mind’ 
in Read, A (ed.) (2000) Architecturally Speaking: Practices of Art, Architecture and the Everyday London: Routledge