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Brazilian architect maps architecture south of the border — and imagines a world without The Wall – The Michigan Daily

Inspired by the tale “On Exactitude in Science” by Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges, we embark on the most ambitious project to date. To many, maps always seemed too small, too puny in representing their world in all its glory. Well, why scale down when something is always lost in translation when you do? So, they decide to create an even scale map of the world — each object, each person, each mountain, valley and clamorous river would be drawn with full detail and glory.

Key Takeaways:

  • In the short story “On Exactitude in Science” by Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges, a society obsessed with maps embarks on its most ambitious project to date.
  • Maps may reflect the world around them, but they can become worlds themselves just as easily — more than plain old pictures, they become microcosms of the very places they are meant to encapsulate.
  • Brazilian architect and scholar Fernando Lara approaches his projects with similar ambition and scope, but also with more self-control. A lively, passionate speaker, he told the Borges story, and several others, at a talk at UMMA.

“Brazilian architect and scholar Fernando Lara approaches his projects with similar ambition and scope, but also with more self-control.”

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