Urban Scriptures – Letters of Cities
(Ecritures Urbaines – Lettres de Mégapoles)
My study subject was about the expression of the evolution of cities through their manifold transcriptions and writings. The goal was to question the typology of territories, creating links and interactions between all the different scales composing the city (from the object and the architecture to the urbanism).
The idea was to create an alphabet, which organize all the particularities of cities. I took the example of three different big cities I’ve experimented : Mexico City, Copenhagen and Paris. First, they seems to be not comparable, but the classification open our minds and create new links between different writings, cultures, and workings. Maybe we can create cities thanks to a graphical alphabet, the combinaison of these signs, creating words, sentences, and then a meaning. It could be, I think, a possible approach of urbanism…