Originally posted on dpr-barcelona:

“Cities, like dreams, are made of hopes and fears”
—Italo Calvino, The invisible Cities.

When talking about representation we can’t avoid thinking also on literature, as both are ways of expression and communication, some times related as it is possible to see in the history of architecture. From architects working on the publishing industry, creating little-magazines or writing blogs to other architects that write poetry as means of representation, such as Raimund Abraham or Hans Hollein, among many others; the common link is the need to communicate their thoughts and ideas, their feelings and sensibilities.

In some conversations previous to the publication of the article From Line to Hyperreality, Cruz and Nathalie from WAI Think Tank pointed that by exploring the potential of tools of representation used in other intellectual disciplines, like literature, art, music, is possible to provide new ways of expanding the limits of architectural language…

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