11 × 16 cm
Price: 80 lei
When traveling to new places, we usually hunt for the genuine, the truest. Is there a single story to provide a convenient coherency for a city’s identity? While avoiding a call for nostalgia, Desired Landscapes is ever curious about the discontent that stems from the narrative leap affecting contemporary cities: is it possible to connect yesterday to tomorrow and affirm a sense of belonging?
Issue 3 takes you to TOKYO – PARIS – ATHENS – BRASÍLIA – VENICE – SINGAPORE – LOS ANGELES – LAMPEDUSA – CAIRO – NEW YORK CITY – LONDON – MEXICO CITY
Pageant of Progress - The role of guidebooks in constructing the history of cities, through Andrew Purcell’s exclusive collection.
The Doubleness of a Map - Map keys, colors and grids explained by book designer Joost Grootens.
Venice I Saw You, Now You Can Die - Recollections of charm and betrayal, of uprisings and identity loss, in a post-breakup letter to Venice.
Laboratory Eden - Tamed wilderness. Symbols and myths in the man-made green terrains of Singapore.
The City Between Two Worlds - An answer to the refugee crisis from the future, a meeting of continents and civilizations in the liminal space of Lampedusa.
Affects of Cities - The persistent influence of feelings, shaping cities and bodies alike.
The Last Kingsland - The disappearance of Kingsland Road, an ephemeral mosaic of vital contradictions, in London.
Tropicalized Art Deco - Concrete outweighs ornaments, while a concealed pool stands as an homage to Le Corbusier, in Mexico City.