Letizia Modena

The City    Walking Space    Making Place

Letizia Modena

The City Walking Space Making Place
L 18” x W 24” D 4 3/8”

Associate Professor of Italian
Vanderbilt University

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A place exists only if it is told. Walking, looking, exploring, drawing, writing,
photographing, and reading are essential to understanding a city’s identity. They
immerse us in the material setting where our lives unfold like pages turning;
where we develop attachments to space—longing and belonging. It is through
traversing and telling all parts of a city that generic space turns into meaningful
place, that routes become roots, that we aspire to contribute to our city’s making
and remaking.