Gary Garvin writes about the Laboratory of Literary Architecture:
Fiction is a construction that arranges space and has a structure that defines spatial relationships. As such it is a kind of architecture, but its structure, especially in our more challenging, more exploratory fictions cannot be pictured as the simple pyramid Freytag gave us years ago.
In May 2016, LabLitArch launches a new monthly Literary Architecture series with projects designed and written by Matteo Pericoli (in collaboration with Giuseppe Franco) in both the Paris Review Daily and the Italian national newspaper La Stampa. As of February 2017, the Italian series appears in the weekly Pagina99.
Some images from the incredible and intense, 5-day-long May 2016 edition of the LabLitArch in Jerusalem, held in collaboration with The Hebrew University‘s Department of Comparative Literature, the Bezalel Academy‘s Department of Architecture, and Da’at HaMakom (The Center for the Study of Cultures of Place in Jewish Modernity).
Work in progress:
In May, the Laboratory of Literary Architecture will be heading to Jerusalem where we will hold a full, 6-day workshop organized by the Hebrew University’s Graduate Program in Cultural Studies, Department of Comparative Literature, in collaboration with the Department of Architecture at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design and “Da’at HaMakom“, The Center for the Study of Cultures of Place in Jewish Modernity.