mercredi 13 mai 2009

# Beyond no.1 Scenarios and Speculations

"Architecture is a fiction... Some of the most powerful pieces of architecture does not exist in buildings. We inhabit them through stories whether they are myths, fiction or poetry... Fictionnal architecture moves us beyond buildings in time and space, as well as in the possibilities non built building can offer. It shows use a wider range of possibilities and evokes spaces impossible (for now) to inhabit."
Aaron Betsky, The Alpha and the Omega

Pedro Gadanho has sent me a sample of a new bookazine's first issue that he edited. It is called Beyond. Short stories on the post-contemporary No.1 Scenarios and Speculations and thanks to its very interesting authors it explores how fictitious cities are influencing real cities and the other way around. It is also a stylish exercise which tries to design architecture by writing.

Authors are Bruce Sterling, Lara Schrijver, Kobas Laksa, Shumon Basar, Wes Jones, Superstudio, Aaron Betsky, Pedro Gadanho

Shortstories are written by Gilles Delalex (Studio Muoto), Michelle Provoost (Crimson), Knut Birkholz, Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss, Boris Jensen, Silvia Banchini and Luis Falcon, Antonio Scarpati

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