In Milano Moderna, the city is described through different themes, ten independent descriptions that distinguish, as if in separate layers, different possible cities. All these materials aim to show the form of the city through an activity of layering and multiplication of descriptions. Each particular description becomes the ground on which to build projects that – like ‘talking architecture’ – show the form of the city itself. In this sense, the city becomes, through the medium of certain architectures, the manifestation of itself, a sort of museum of the city. Milan, precisely as an exemplary modern city, shows itself as a palimpsest, a place where a possible description built on a particular gaze can be rewritten each time. And as always happens, each rewriting inevitably rests, even unconsciously, on the evanescent traces of previous ones.
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