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Locating Invisible Cities

Locating Invisible CitiesWeek 9Stills from Powers of Ten,1977written and directed by Charles and Ray Eames

Chapter 9

And Polo answers, Traveling, you realize that differences are lost: Each city takes to resembling all cities, places exchange their form, order, distances , a shapeless dust could invades the continents. Your atlas preserves the differences intact: that assortment of qualities which are like letters in a name. (137)

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Tango, 1982, Zbigniew RybczynskiEven the sky has disappeared. I might as well leave the window. There are twenty-six of us lodged in my room: to shift my feet I have to disturb those crouching on the floor... (147))) Procopia, Invisible CitiesCecilia, Invisible Cities

Photo: Alex Maclean.The places have mingled, the goatheard said. Cecilia is everwhere. Here, once upon a time, there must have been the Meadow of the Low Sage. (153)Penthesilea, Invisible Cities

Photo: Alex Maclean.The question that now begins to gnaw at your mind is more anguished: outside Penthesilea does an outside exist? (158)Marozia, Invisible Cities

Berlin Free-Zone 3-2, Lebbeus Woods, 1990, Proposal for an abandoned government building in reunified Berlin.

Marozia consists of two cities, the rats and the swallows; both change with time, but their relationship does not change; the second is the one about to free itself from the first.Berenice, Invisible Cities

Metropolis, directed by Fritz Lang, 1927

in the seed of the city of the just, a malignant seed is hidden, in its turn: the certainty and pride of being in the rightand of being more just than many others who call themselves more just than the just. (162)