Drawing, thinking Calvino: Anastásia

05-anastasia-canais-concentricos

“Ao cabo de três dias, andando para o meio-dia, o homem encontra-se em Anastásia, cidade banhada por canais concêntricos e sobrevoada por grandes papagaios de papel. Eu deveria agora (…) falar das mulheres que vi tomar banho na piscina de um jardim e que às vezes convidam – conta-se – o transeunte a despir-se e a correr atrás delas na água. (…)”
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,  Anastásia.

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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: