Drawing, thinking Calvino: Isidora

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(…) Finalmente chega a Isidora, cidade onde os prédios têm escadas de caracol incrustadas de búzios marinhos, onde se fabricam artísticos telescópios e violinos, onde quando o forasteiro está indeciso entre duas mulheres encontra sempre uma terceira (…). A cidade sonhada continha-o jovem; a Isidora chega em idade tardia. Na praça há o paredão dos velhos que veem passar a juventude; ele está sentado em fila com eles. Os desejos são já recordações.” 
Reading Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities (As Cidades Invisíveis, D.Quixote, 2015). At the same time, trying to conjure those imagined cities onto paper. Second city: Isidora.

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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