Entries by Matteo Pericoli

“The Great Living Museum of the Imagination” in Turin and Milan

Sarò a Torino e a Milano per presentare Il grande museo vivente dell’immaginazione. Guida all’esplorazione dell’architettura letteraria. Più che presentazioni saranno delle visite guidate al Museo di architettura letteraria. Lunedì 30 gennaio alle 21 sarò a Torino al Circolo dei lettori in via Bogino 9 in compagnia di Francesco Gallo. Ingresso libero con prenotazione obbligatoria […]

A guide to literary architecture for exploring books (and oneself) in an innovative way

by Andrea Fioravanti For the past eleven years, Matteo Pericoli has been teaching students around the world how to analyze the narrative structure of a story and transform it with creativity and imagination into a building. Out of this experience came “The Great Living Museum of the Imagination” (il Saggiatore), itself written as if it […]

The Great Living Museum of the Imagination

It doesn’t seem real. After four years of work, what at first looked like a confusing sequence of rooms has become a real book-building. The Great Living Museum of the Imagination: A Guide to the Exploration of Literary Architecture, published by Il Saggiatore, comes out Friday, November 25.

In-person LabLitArch editions at IED Turin

In-person editions of the Laboratory of Literary Architecture have finally resumed! We have just completed a great edition at IED Turin in which the students worked on short stories by Donald Barthelme (Concerning the Bodyguard), Julio Cortázar (The Continuity of Parks), A.M. Homes (Things You Should Know), and Ernest Hemingway (Hills Like White Elephants). Here are […]

LabLitArch News: Two Illuminating Workshops

The first workshop was held in April, in collaboration with professor Marco Maggi of USI University of Lugano (CH), Institute of Italian Studies, and organized by the City of Lugano. An array of participants, including USI literature students, graduate design students, and two selfless local architects (Flora and Michela), attended. Professor Maggi’s area of research, […]

LabLitArch in Routledge academic anthology

It’s finally here and it is so exciting to see the Laboratory of Literary Architecture in a major academic publication! The Routledge Companion on Architecture, Literature and The City, edited by Jonathan Charley, features a chapter on the LabLitArch, which includes a narrative on the genesis of the laboratory, images, project samples, the Literary Architecture […]

New LabLitArch workshop @ Liceo Altiero Spinelli (Turin)

Starting on February 2: the second LabLitArch edition at the Liceo Internazionale Altiero Spinelli (Turin) in collaboration with Fronte del Borgo. We’ll be working on texts by Amy Hempel, Friedrich Christian Delius, Wen-Fu Tsai and Ernest Hemingway.