[para]Churches are interventions to existing sacred places,
designed to bring all people into the city,
using what was once oppressing
and transforming it
into secular, navigable space.
they attempt to offer areas for
reflection and interaction, for both isolation and integration.
they convert existing conditions into viewing pleasures,
making those spaces that impose values unto others,
into ones that give,
that allow others to appreciate them for their intrinsic
planned around a premise of neutrality,
para-churches remove the capital-C-Church from churches,
and nurture self-expression, self-service and self-direction.
they are not pre-configured rooms
that attempt to inform users what to do,
that allow them to direct their individual performances
in space and the city.
a relief from internal and external contaminations,
a destination for contemplation and relaxation,
a chance for intimacy.