Regarding imagined cities…

First published in 3:AM Magazine: Monday, July 9th, 2012, Impossible Cities was written by Darran Anderson, an Irish writer. In the essay Mr. Anderson reflects on the varied fictional cities found throughout history, whether in the arts, architecture; poetry, or fiction. He concludes “A lasting consequence of these imagined cities is their effect on the way we view real-life cities…Today, we largely deal with the cities we actually possess (or possess us) but the great fictional cities have not disappeared…In recording and editing our own view of a city, however real it is, are we producing a fictionalised version, warped by our preferences and prejudices…Imaginary cities need not necessarily be invented then. We already inhabit them“.

 

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