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Juliana Sokolová

Košice, Slovakia
Juliana Sokolová is a poet with a special interest in architectural space. Her book My house will have a roof was published by Fra in 2013. Her essays and experimental texts on architecture, art and everyday life have appeared in magazines, exhibition catalogues, monographs, and on the radio. She teaches philosophy to students of architecture, art and design at the Faculty of the Arts in Košice. Her research explores the relationship between conceptions of the good life and domestic architecture

The buildings that mean you must live


FINAL_FINAL | First dpr-barcelona Writing Grant

The buildings that mean you must live


FINAL_FINAL | First dpr-barcelona Writing Grant
Literary text tracing the movements Future Architecture projects stir in the imagination
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  • Site-specific cases

The most fascinating element of writing about architecture is following the resistance and requirements of the specific material to be written on: first the wildness of fabulation, the associations, the fictions, the resonances of words, the possible lives; then a calming down, a seriousness, intuiting the connections, composing, listening to the resonances again. Because of this it is not possible to propose a concept for the book independent of the specific projects and the ways they are told. Instead I propose an approach to writing it:
Language: searching for a language that relates the ideas to human intensities without clichés. Relating English to the languages in which the ideas were first thought
Audience: architecture in the context of living or trying to live. Book that is accessible to a general audience beyond creative professionals
Format: text that enables the intoxicating experience of solitary reading but is open to adaptations,e.g storytelling in architectural space


The buildings that mean you must live


FINAL_FINAL | First dpr-barcelona Writing Grant

The buildings that mean you must live


FINAL_FINAL | First dpr-barcelona Writing Grant
Literary text tracing the movements Future Architecture projects stir in the imagination
File under
Type of project
  • Site-specific cases

The most fascinating element of writing about architecture is following the resistance and requirements of the specific material to be written on: first the wildness of fabulation, the associations, the fictions, the resonances of words, the possible lives; then a calming down, a seriousness, intuiting the connections, composing, listening to the resonances again. Because of this it is not possible to propose a concept for the book independent of the specific projects and the ways they are told. Instead I propose an approach to writing it:
Language: searching for a language that relates the ideas to human intensities without clichés. Relating English to the languages in which the ideas were first thought
Audience: architecture in the context of living or trying to live. Book that is accessible to a general audience beyond creative professionals
Format: text that enables the intoxicating experience of solitary reading but is open to adaptations,e.g storytelling in architectural space



Idea by

Juliana Sokolová
Košice
Slovakia
Juliana Sokolová is a poet with a special interest in architectural space. Her book My house will have a roof was published by Fra in 2013. Her essays and experimental texts on architecture, art and everyday life have appeared in magazines, exhibition catalogues, monographs, and on the radio. She teaches philosophy to students of architecture, art and design at the Faculty of the Arts in Košice. Her research explores the relationship between conceptions of the good life and domestic architecture