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…

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,…

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…
At the Window (Lugano workshop)

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,…

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…

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 …

LabLitArch @ Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo (Turin)

La prossima edizione del laboratorio che si terrà dal 16 al 19 Novembre alla Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo di Torino sarà aperta a tutti — lettori, scrittori, architetti, curiosi del rapporto tra narrativa e spazio — e, come troverete…