Stegreif: I can see, what you can't

  View from Balcony Copyright: © Christian Raabe  

Subject

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

Resources

Your imagination, your phone and your voice.

Task

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.

Module

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

Dates

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

Support

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.