In Rem Koolhaas’s Delirious New York, he reveals that from mid 19th century to late 20th century, capitalism had blatantly taken over the city and started building it automatically, leading to an irresistible futuristic ideology in the urban context. Since then, those in power have ruled the island with a grid system where efficiency is paramount, disregarding all geographical conditions. Looking back more than sixty years after the birth of “Manhattanism”, infiltrate addresses some of the modern urban conflicts came to be defined and the implications of the discourse surrounding it.
This Manhattan-esque worship of the hierarchy of the exterior and interior eliminated the myths of the consciousness, and thus went all out in pursuit of ethical acknowledgement. In Koolhaas's writing, in order to make the monumental structure conform to the needs of human existence—in order to fulfilling two nasty needs with each other—lobotomy allows the skin of architecture and the interior to coexist within the same structure and expand inside and outside, merging into the urban space. Infiltrate recognizes the evolution of lobotomy may happen within the interior itself as the only solution to the Manhattan-esque problem is to make its insanity continued. Because it is not going anywhere.