19-10-06 // CODE

Bernd Upmeyer contributed an article entitled “Work, not Love” to the 4th issue of the Amsterdam-based streetfashion magazine CODE.

Work, not Love
By Bernd Upmeyer

What draws people into cities? Is it love or is it work? Some say that there is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than there is for bread. But cities are growing and shrinking simply depending on whether there is work, or not. A city is never beautiful by default, but perceived as beautiful to the extent to which you like the job you have in the city. Once you have found work, all other romantic ideas about cities fall in a simple order: work, love, house… Everybody has experienced at least once in his or her lifetime, that when you move to a city only for love, your stay is most likely limited. But once you have found your professional path, anything is possible. There is no love at first sight when it comes to urbanism. With cities you fall in love at second sight… read the entire article in Writings.

Title: CODE #4
Contribution: Work, not Love
Author: Bernd Upmeyer
Date: October 2006
Publisher: Bold Publishing
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Pages: 86/94