An essential component of our work in architecture is experience. It provides us with invaluable knowledge needed to discuss the contemporary urban biotope. Instead of resorting to fashionable newspeak, we prefer to observe real processes of rehabilitation of places and communities. To rejoice when our courtyard, restored through joint work and equipped with new urban furniture, integrates people, and to grieve and doubt when we find the terrace in disarray on a Monday morning. We believe, however, that this coexistence brings us closer to understanding the phenomenon of the modern city.