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The Uncritical Laborer emerges in an environment dominated by surface. Surface is smooth, and demands movement and productivity. In their projects Supersurface and the continuous monument Superstudio uses the surface as liberator, freeing man from induced needs and behaviors.
But in Canary Wharf, the surface is deployed as an undifferentiated factory floor. There is no interior, there is no city–only ground–because the apartment / café / gym / bar / park have all become a well-equipped office. When unmasked, Canary Wharf is a factory, which is posing as a city in order to co-opt the emotions, desires and creativity that fuel post-industrial production.