Stegreif: I can see, what you can't

  View from Balcony Copyright: © Christian Raabe  


The view from your window, the city and the people around it and the book "The invisible cities" by Italo Calvino.


Your imagination, your phone and your voice.


Marco Polo tells the Mongolian Emperor Kublai Khan about the special and enigmatic cities of his homeland, each of which is defined by very distinctive characteristics of its inhabitants, by a particular urban layout, its own architecture or a dominant topography. Reading the book is part of the task.

Following the example of its short descriptions, reinterpret / reinvent the city you see before you when you look out of your window or from your balcony, as if you were adding another chapter to the book. Tell Kublai Khan what the panorama, or perhaps just a fixed point, reveals about the strange inhabitants, the urban layout, the obvious or perhaps hidden topography.


M.Sc. Architecture, all semesters
M.Sc. Urban Planning, all semesters


Application by e-mail until Tuesday, 07.04.2020 12:00 hrs to
Max. 30 participants
Submission: 31 May 2020 / A You Tube Private Channel will be set up for the submission.


Example movie

In the following you see a film that I made as an example and I have added a text by Calvino.

Example: I see something you don't.