ex libris, 28/6/11

I have been invited by Ex Libris to give a talk on June 28th at Site Gallery about Italo Calvino’s 1972 novel, Invisible Cities, the book I donated to the new library in Site.

At times all I need is a brief glimpse… a glint of light in the fog, the dialogue of two passersby meeting in the crowd, and I think that, setting out from there, I will put together, piece by piece, the perfect city, made of fragments mixed with the rest, of instants separated by intervals, of signals one sends out, not knowing who receives them. (Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities)

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About PlastiCités
Amanda Crawley Jackson lectures in French at the University of Sheffield (UK). She specialises in existentialist philosophy, urban spatialities and contemporary visual arts from France and the French-speaking world.

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