Drawing, thinking Calvino: Diomira

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Partindo dali e andando três dias para levante, o homem encontra-se em Diomira, cidade com sessenta cúpolas de prata, estátuas de bronze de todos os deuses, ruas pavimentadas a estanho, um teatro de cristal e um galo de ouro que canta no alto de uma torre todas as manhãs. (…)
Reading Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities (As Cidades Invisíveis, D.Quixote, 2015). At the same time, trying to conjure those imagined cities onto paper – not easy! A first attempt: Diomira. Click on image to enlarge.
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About Maria GC Aragão

Architect, part-time lecturer, external examiner. I am interested in spaces of collective memory, the visual arts and architecture’s potential to enable change. I practice at the intersection between meaning, aesthetics and commerce. As an external examiner I look to architecture as an act of translation

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