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Found photographs

For me, the experience of reading W. G Sebald’s Austerlitz was unique. I presumed, until I was nearly at the end, that it was a true though complexly layered account of an architectural historian’s life, as told to the author. 370 more words


Valeria Luiselli, "Flying Home" from Sidewalks

Those maps in the archives: very Sebald. Rembrandt allusion, nice touch, too.

More explicitly about what makes a nation a nation, though. Might be the borders. 11 more words


Nostalgia - 2

Last week I looked at how nostalgia began as a clinical disease in which the sufferer experiences physical pain because they miss their homeland. In his fiction, … 1,265 more words

Medical Humanities

Reading Architecture

Hosted at the Benaki Museum in Athens with the sponsorship of the Hellenic Institute of Architecture, the Reading Architecture symposium was organised by the History and Theory Program, School of Architecture, McGill University. 279 more words


Open City

Sometimes I’m reluctant to read books that are highly praised. Almost as if praise is in itself – dubious; a warning sign.

Teju Cole’s Open City… 305 more words


Travelogue D4

I began the second day in the metro, eyeing the advertisements strategically placed above the heads of others, followed by a tour of the hôtel de ville. 512 more words