"An Urban Epic" – Abitare Magazine
What do we know of The City?
We know the specific strengths of various cities, are aware of their ranking, are able to discuss their density and growth. But what do all cities have in common, what do we know about their ”lowest common denominator“? The ”city as a species“, the ”primal genetic material of the city“: this is the subject of A Quantum City. This colossal work is a love letter to the city and intellectual culture.
"This is not a book as you might expect. It doesn't offer a theory about cities, rather it speaks of any theory. It is not engaged in solving problems, but it is outraged at stupidity, at the oppressive and anonymous demand that any solid formulation of a problem should be simple. And above all it takes you onto a journey to
(re-)discover The City."
Featuring Orlando in the Cities – a playful literary odyssey through 2500 years of Western civilisation by Sebastian Michael.
Ludger Hovestadt, Vera Bühlmann, Diana Alvarez-Marin, Miro Roman, Sebastian Michael
Applied Virtuality Book Series
Birkhäuser, 2015 ISBN 978-3-0356-0626-3