If your life were a book, what would the title be? Do you remember the first book you read? How books can be used as tools for discussion and also as spaces of encounter? What is the smell of books?
Making books is a practice of care; and reading —in silence or out loud with someone else— are forms of intimate care as well as political comradeship. That’s how books create communities, networks of solidarity by creating spaces of knowledge exchange. Through books, we can get together, to gather, to get there. We invite you to join us into a joyful journey through voices and people who love making, reading and inhabiting books, by sharing anecdotes, memories, and experiences related to that landscapes of care formed by pages, ink, and smells.
Matevž Čelik, architect, critic and researcher. Founder and programme director of Future Architecture.
Carlos Lanuza, architect and researcher. Future Architecture fellow and winner of the dpr-barcelona’s Writing Grant 2021.
Markus Miessen, architect and founder of Studio Miessen. Professor at the University of Luxembourg. Author of Crossbenching, among other titles.
Theatrum Mundi is a research centre based in London and Paris, connecting urbanism and the performing arts to expand how the public lives of cities are understood and designed.