Cities for thought

A city half existing and half abandoned, a city lost and half recovered – this is what Adam Zagajewski wrote of present-day Lviv. It is also the pars pro toto of the syndrome of the Central European city – not belonging fully to anyone, either to those who live there or those who lost it. And how many other names could we insert in place of Lviv? Of cities still as tangled as the mythical Gordian knot? Yet there will be no Alexander along, adds Peter Krečič, and we must start untangling it patiently ourselves.

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      Jacek Purchla

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      Worth a look

  • Cities for Thought
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      The small town and the big wide world
      Ľubomír Lipták

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      The Serbian utopia. Between the lost Arcadia and the unrecovered city
      Bogdan Bogdanović

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      The city and its bridges
      Husein Oručević

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      Rethinking Trieste
      Peter Krečič

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      The European code of Ukraine’s cities
      Żanna Komar

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      Artur D. Liskowacki

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      Jacek Purchla

  • Ideas in Practice
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      The villa of the architect Dušan Jurkovič in Brno
      Martina Lehmannová

  • Reflections, Impressions, Opinions
    • 137
      Martin Pollack

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      The lure of the classic
      Éva Forgács

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      On history without history
      Magdalena Bystrzak

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      Interpenetrating worlds
      Magdalena Petryna

  • By Myself
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      What about Silesia?
      Wojciech Wilczyk