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.

About Maria GC Aragão

Architect, Quality Systems Controller. Founder and Principal of A OFICINA - Design e Arquitetura, E.I., a micro design and architecture studio based in Maputo that executes projects and idea-things. I practice at the intersection between meaning, aesthetics and commerce. As an external examiner of university student work, I look to architecture as an act of translation. I am currently furthering my knowledge in M&E and Quality Management in order to integrate multidisciplinary teams and benefit others through transfer of skills learnt in the building industry.

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