Each building that makes a city starts with a single line drawn on the paper or screen.
Each line contains an intention, and symbolizes a person's dreams, and desires.
Through the planar composition of these lines, a person's collective will become a three-dimensional building.
In this sense, a city is a coalescence that has materialized a multitude of collective wills.
Forming continuous rows, the buildings sometimes merge with each other and sometimes confront each other, composing a city. There is no final blueprint for a city, and it changes from moment to moment, day to day.
How do the individuals living in the city perceive the urban landscape?
As if tracing the urban scenery, I recreate it in flat images anew.
Maria Luiza Akiko Kondo
Born and raised in Brazil, graduated from School of Architecture and Urbanism, University of Sao Paulo. Moved to Japan in 1989 after studying at Kobe University.
Currently lives in Sapporo, Hokkaido.
Through the meticulous cut-outs of the city buildings, I can reapeatedly come back and forther between the real and unreal world with just one picture.