What role does storytelling play in urban imaginaries? How do these imaginaries converge or diverge from reality? Can we use stories to test ideas for future architecture? Concrete and Ink: Storytelling and the Future of Architecture, the first volume in the series Staging Cities, brings together commissioned writing in fiction and non-fiction, a graphic story, and interviews, narrating buildings, housing estates and cities, between utopias and dystopias, through imagination, dreaming, magic, games and concrete realities, across past and present, and into the future.
Anne Lacaton, Laila Iskandar, Dirk Hebel, Felix Heisel, Philippe Block, Marc Angélil, Cary Siress, Rotor, Something Fantastic and many more