Friday, September 9, 2011

Invisible Cities

Architecture is storytelling. A city as a library of different stories that come together in one urban gesture. When we read an talk about a city can we describe cities starting form a white canvas? Or is it always the same and remembered we are looking for?

Marco Polo telling stories to the Kublai Kahn about the cities he has traveled to in the emperors kingdom. Telling stories about cities and memory, cities and desire, cities and design, cities and the dead, hidden cities,...

Source; Italo Calvino, Hidden Cities, Harcourt, Orlando,1974