May 16 - 22 | The Tabernacle

Lost In The City

The catalogue of forms is endless; until every shape has found its city, new cities will continue to be born. When the forms exhaust their variety and come apart, the end of cities begins (Italo calvino)
Lost In The City

Time & Location

May 16 - 22
The Tabernacle, The Tabernacle, 34-35 Powis Square, Notting Hill, London W11 2AY, UK

About the Event

How do we identify ourselves in what is not a concrete jungle but a human zoo? We know identity in form and shape can impact reality, but how the concept of human identity affects the essence of each character? A process that has oftern as a consequence the loss of individuality and distinctiveness, heritage, cultural and historical significance of each other’s personal history and background. How does individuality cope and decide to adapt to serve the human needs and development, imposing multiple temporary identities that are reflected in the collectivity and the urban landscape, the concentric, isomorphic and synchronic architecture of the urban landscape?

In the city, you find yourself to create yourself, yet when we begin to investigate our own lost identities, we realise that a sense of identity is connected with a sense of meaning. A feeling of I know my place in this world. Cities force growth to convert power into form, energy into culture, dead matter into the living symbols of art, biological reproduction into social creativity. 

The effect of urban growth and globalization on the distorted sense of human collectivity and identity where we are not anymore an unrepeatable phenomenon.

The city is a cumulative reality in space and time (Mumford, 1937)

Share This Event