reading between space and time

2018

[...] The city does not consist of this, but of relationships between the measurements of its space and the events of its past.
[...] As this wave from memories ows in, the city soaks it up like a sponge and expands.
[...] The city, however, does not tell its past, but contains it like the lines of a hand, written in the corners of the streets, the gratings of the windows, the banisters of the steps, the antennae of the lightning rods, the poles of the Bags, every segment marked in turn with scratches, indentations, scrolls.

Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities

Concilium is a research and analysis of a Roman road and its neighborhood through its history.

 

As to Aldo Rossi, the geographical meaning of the word “space” is equivalent to the one of “history” and its context.

 

Italo Calvino assimilates the description of space exclusively through the historical facts that took place in it and therefore the physical readability derives from its stories.
 

This analysis brought to the construction of a hypertexted book based on a mathematical system. The readability of the book can be objective or subjective like history.

concilium

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