Drawing, thinking Calvino: Zaira

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“(…) Não é disto que é feita a cidade, mas sim das relações entre as medidas do seu espaço e os acontecimentos do seu passado: (…) o fio estendido do lampião à varanda da frente e os arcos que enfeitam o percurso do cortejo nupcial da rainha; a altura daquela varanda e o salto do adúltero que a galgava de madrugada; a inclinação de uma goteira e o pulo de um gato que entra pela janela; a linha de tiro do navio bombardeiro que apareceu de repente por detrás do cabo (…)
Reading Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities (As Cidades Invisíveis, D.Quixote, 2015). At the same time, trying to conjure those imagined cities onto paper. Herewith,  Zaira. 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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