Stories from the city…

It’s all around you, wherever you look, whatever path you take. Even if you don’t recognize it right now, you know you will soon enough. You know they will be here, there, everywhere. The people. The buildings. Noises, colors, odors. They don’t ever go away, not even in the deepest of night. Essential and lively …

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Inside the city

In Robert Silverberg’s “The World Inside“, a population of 75 billion humans live in gigantic towers occupying ten percent of the planet’s space. In Alex Proyas’ “Dark City“, people are prisoners in an oppressive and closed city where sunlight is nowhere to be seen. In Fritz Lang’s “Metropolis”, the city has turned into a massive …

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Big Brother can’t see it all

When asked what super power they would like to have, people always find a lot of ideas. They want to fly (but come on, do you have any idea how COLD it is up there? When you could be so comfortable in a plane?), to read into other people’s minds (and destroy your ego for …

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You fooled them all

  Thomas Story Kirkbride‘s name is engraved in stone. Litterally. This American physician, known for his influential and controversial work in the domain of psychiatry, has also left his mark in the architectural world, being at the origin of the Kirkbride Plan, a model design leading to the construction of several mental asylums all over …

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