Texting the City
My blog is a space for and about the city – its art, architecture, stories, and characters. Stories – are what we say about buildings and books, architecture and literature. How many stories does this building have? / Tell me a story, Grandpa. Character too – we use this word for stories and spaces. One of my all-time favourite characters is Jane Eyre. / I want to live in a place that has character, not one of those uniform apartments that could be mistaken for anybody else’s. We use similar language to describe books and buildings. That’s why I like to use the word architexture (which I wish I could say I invented) to describe this meeting place of two texts – architecture and literature that I write about on here.
Recent blog post
Who’s Reading Who?
My interest in text and the city started by walking around downtown Vancouver and noticing poems on buildings—words on a space different than what we’re used to. I still stop for words (like Here Comes, A Window Story) and this … Continue reading...5 days ago
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