Invisible Cities by The University of Malta
Invisible Cities presents a selection of works produced during a two-month workshop by a group of third year architectural design students at the University of Malta.
Students were asked to read Calvino’s classic text Invisible Cities and develop works based on the abstract descriptions of the enchanting places conjured by Marco Polo for his host – the Chinese Emperor Kublai Khan.
“Arriving at each new city, the traveller finds again a past of his that he did not know he had: the foreignness of what you no longer are or no longer possess lies in wait for you in foreign, unpossessed places.” – Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities
Design Tutors: Chris Briffa with Sandro Valentino
Images: Octavia by Sacha Cutajar; Baucis by Julian Vassallo; Armilla by Samuel Bonello