w5-sena kurçenli

w5-sena kurçenli

“Cities are the gathering of many things: memories, desires, signs of a language. Cities are  places of cleavage, just as it is told in all economic history books, but these exchanges are not just trade exchanges, but word, desire, and moment exchanges.” -Italo Calvino

Calvino’s book The Invisible Cities, which is published in 1972, is not a city as we know; it is a fiction as imaginary city and all of them are called by women names. It consists of  short stories, each of which provides a valid clue to the concept of the city, or to the city in general. Calvino classifies imaginary cities as eleven different cities; Memoirs, desires, indications, subtle cities, exchange, eyes, names, dead, sky, constant cities and hidden cities.

In my work, I wanted to visualize the ideal city and the caotic city of the prensent. The public spaces with high level of interection, human scale and the interaction with the past  are important issues for a city to be considered as a good city. Besides, secondly I wanted to visualize a city which does not contain the human factor with mass built environment and not with the human scale.

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