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Idea by

Karolina Cialkaite and Ollie George

Dalston Lane, Hackney, United Kingdom
Two writers in an arranged partnership of twinning. Acting in as the anomalous category within a state-play, they interject anomaly and brush fiction across spatial practice, both architectural and bodily.

Twin Towns, are you close?


A state-play for future partnership

Twin Towns, are you close?


A state-play for future partnership
Triggered by memories of a relationship ‘with the other’, Twin Towns, are you Close? speaks of a time that never existed and excavates a future that never happened. In a speculative screenplay, a new national myth is rendered out as space which mediates and formats a future Twin Town planning.
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Type of project
  • New areas of operation

The arrangement and use of our environment is the result of countless political and societal (in)actions. Artificially enforced, the arranged partnership of Twin Towns, or Sister Cities, characterize spatial practice as something that is governed by urbanization, ideology, and geopolitics – our current thinking processes are binary, ignoring contingency in praise instead for sameness and likability when building our livable spaces.

Set in a national myth, the potentiality of a new Twin Town is outlined, not as retroactive partnership, an augmented afterthought which proceeds circumstantial bordering and geographic relation, but instead in a politics of love and geography, the city as the central protagonist. In the dismissal of oracles, a scripted conversation becomes written notation for a spatial practice that is concerned with the body, but also the Other. How do we resonate with each other without needing to be the same? How do we do this in a world concerned with the global?

Twin Towns, are you close?


A state-play for future partnership

Twin Towns, are you close?


A state-play for future partnership
Triggered by memories of a relationship ‘with the other’, Twin Towns, are you Close? speaks of a time that never existed and excavates a future that never happened. In a speculative screenplay, a new national myth is rendered out as space which mediates and formats a future Twin Town planning.
File under
Type of project
  • New areas of operation

The arrangement and use of our environment is the result of countless political and societal (in)actions. Artificially enforced, the arranged partnership of Twin Towns, or Sister Cities, characterize spatial practice as something that is governed by urbanization, ideology, and geopolitics – our current thinking processes are binary, ignoring contingency in praise instead for sameness and likability when building our livable spaces.

Set in a national myth, the potentiality of a new Twin Town is outlined, not as retroactive partnership, an augmented afterthought which proceeds circumstantial bordering and geographic relation, but instead in a politics of love and geography, the city as the central protagonist. In the dismissal of oracles, a scripted conversation becomes written notation for a spatial practice that is concerned with the body, but also the Other. How do we resonate with each other without needing to be the same? How do we do this in a world concerned with the global?


Idea by

Karolina Cialkaite and Ollie George
Dalston Lane
Hackney
United Kingdom
Two writers in an arranged partnership of twinning. Acting in as the anomalous category within a state-play, they interject anomaly and brush fiction across spatial practice, both architectural and bodily.