1.- What do you understand from the assertion that “the psychological foundation, upon which the metropolitan individuality is erected, is the intensification of emotional life due to the swift continuous shift of external and internal stimuli”? How did the development of the “modern” city promote this occurrence? What we understand is that the man is a unique creature and it have particular and different needs, it also depends on the things that he have lived, everyone have a different perception of life and the way they wanted to live. The city sometimes promotes individualism because it doesn’t have spaces where the people can coexist in a good environment. The modern city is always giving stimulations because of the movement of the daily life. We are always looking for the place where we belong, the one that perfect fits with our skills and abilities, and modern city give multiple options to develop in them. 2.- How does Simmel define the “blasé” attitude to metropolitan existence; how is this attitude derived and how might it effect the perception of architecture? Simmel describes that the “blasé” is when a person “can no longer produce any reaction at all” because they have a continuous nervous stimulation that is caused by the crowded and polluted urban spaces makes that the population develop a defensive creation against the Metropolis. The “blasé” type makes that the people respond to the “shock” of the metropolitan life with their intellect rather than the heart, the people is like harassed of all the things the metropolis is “attacking”. The architecture can help the people to make them feel like a “break” of all the perceptions that they get from the city, the architecture can give them a place where they can feel free and help them to relax or it could also contribute to the stress and disorder that the people perceived from the city and make them fall in the “blasé” attitude. 3.- How does Simmel understand the economic division of labour to have led to a narrower type of intellectual individuation of mental qualities? How might this be understood to be manifest in postmodern architectural practice? Simmel understand the economic division like a way to classify the people by their different qualities, every person have the skills to make different things, each one like different activities and also every single person want to grow up in their personal life, but the city have an equal increase, so if you want to succeed you’ll need to fight for it. This can affect the postmodern architectural practice in different ways, for example the architecture is going to try to accomplish the objective for which it was built, so the objective of the constructions are always going to change, the goals of the architecture are always in constant changing, it could not remain the same because there would not be any evolution and we need that change to grow up as a city and every person tries to give their best and work in the things they are good at, every person is different and everyone have different skills and in that way everyone contributes in certain way to their city.