“If the problem is fundamentally political-economic, the task of the ‘actor’ in the field of ‘design’ is, nevertheless, fundamental. It is what Brecht called the ability to say ‘no’. The freedom of the artist was always ‘individual’, but true freedom can only be collective. A conscious freedom of social reality, which collapses the frontiers of aesthetics (… ).”
Lina Bo Bardi, Planejamento ambiental: “desenho” no impasse, Malasartes, 1976, in Lina por Escrito, Cosac Naify, 2009.