What we need to question is bricks, concrete, glass, our table manners, our utensils, our tools, the way we spend our time, our rhythms. We live, true, we breathe, true; we walk, we open doors, we go down staircases, we sit at a table in order to eat, we lie down in bed in order to sleep. How? Where? When? Why?
It matters a lot to me that they should seem trivial and futile: that’s exactly what makes them just as essential, if not more so than all other questions.
Georges Perec, Approaches to What? (1973)