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Imaginary Cities with Darran Anderson
Sat 22 October 2016, 14:00 – 15:00 BST
Imaginary cities need not simply exist in fiction or the mind. We already inhabit them.
A study of the human imagination and the way that it interacts with the world, Imaginary Cities roams through space, time and possibility, mapping cities of sound, melancholia and the afterlife, where time runs backwards or which float among the clouds.
Darran Anderson’s ambitious tour of the city in myth, fiction and history veers down some unexpected paths – through opium dreams, sea voyages, the hallucinations of prisoners, nocturnal decadence, impossible Soviet skyscrapers, subterranean civilisations and much else – and invites you to tag along.