We present Inner Space, an essay we have written in connection to the curatorship of the homonymous exhibition at the 2019 Lisbon Triennale. Inner Space is part of broader research that we are conducting for a few years through this website, our practice and teaching activity. We have defined Socks as “a nonlinear journey through faraway territories of human imagination”, and we wrote Inner Space to dig further into this expression, to try and understand what imagination, – specifically architectural imagination -, is and how it can take the form of an inhabitable territory. This attempt takes inspiration from the surrealist trope of turning mental realms into actual landscapes and from mnemonic techniques aimed at spatializing mental processes, like the “art of memory”.
The book looks freely into cognitive science, digital culture, typological thought, image atlases, archives and collections. It is deliberately incomplete and open-ended like -we believe- such research needs to be and provides a good framework for the work we have been doing for some years through this website. It is not a kind of “Socks turned into a book.” Still, we think the two works are part of the same journey into the understanding of human imagination. We hope you will enjoy reading it and will be interested in discussing it with us.
You may order the book online using this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The book is part of a series of five, in relationship with the five main exhibitions of the Lisbon Triennale 2019, “The Poetics of Reason”. Three books are already out, the others will be soon. More info on Book Series – Trienal de Lisboa 2019
And here is the contact of the publisher’s sale department, in can you would want to forward it to bookshops:
Dept. Ventas | Polígrafa
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T +34 93 396 88 46