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The Resilience of Cities

‘The future will be no different. Change is coming and the water is rising, but the apocalypse will be, as it has always been, continually postponed. 108 more words

Imaginary Cities: Isidora

Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities is a travelogue of Marco Polo’s experiences. In order to understand Marco’s style, the city of Isidora was reviewed and rewritten from the perspective of an Isidorian (basically, me). 319 more words

Semester 2

Imaginary Cities, by Darran Anderson

Under the name @Oniropolis, Darran Anderson maintains a fascinating Twitter feed, full of images of utopias and dystopias from film, fiction and video games, and imaginings of buildings and cities from the medieval to the modernist.   1,200 more words


No Place

It’s been an insane year and it’s good to finally hibernate, hang out with my boy, and start working on new books (Notes on Three Drownings… 132 more words

Imaginary Cities (Darran Anderson)

So this year I’ve been trying (with only partial success) to publish a review of a CYOA book on the 5th of each month. “CYOA book” here may be a paper book or a Kindle ebook with links. 712 more words


Imaginary Cities Writing Assignment

Directions: (to be completed in your class journal)

Describe a city that doesn’t exist. Concentrate, if you have trouble inventing a city whole – focus on the clothing, the food, the houses, the organization of the streets, and the hand gestures that are somehow related to the geography of the place (a steep hilly town’s coordinates would look different than a water- bound citizen’s sense of spatial organization; so too would someone’s directions inside this space). 75 more words