Desired Landscapes, Issue 05
A Magazine Reading Into Cities
A pocket-sized magazine that brings together personal experiences of cities, the type of observations and snapshots that allow the reader to travel without traveling. Perfect for these times! As editor Natassa Pappa writes: "Let’s rely on printed pages for the sense of a place."
In this issue: "What is a city now?" For some, nature is the new urban. But if cities would be brave enough to be cities again, that would be a wonderland.
This issue gives some hints of its form. Cities as forests not in terms of nature, but of navigation and justice. Vertical cities freed from their past, floating in latent memories. A highway unfolding vistas to our escapist mind. Systems of transit constructing the sense of place. And people, more eager than ever to explore. Yet, this time, slowly. An issue of paradoxes.
Issue 04 covers PHNOM PENH – BERLIN – SAN DIEGO – RIJEKA–DUBROVNIK – SEVARAMBES – ATHENS – SYDNEY – MANAMA – CASABLANCA – SIFNOS – and includes a city guide on SEOUL, KOREA
Contents include an interview with graphic designer Lance Wyman as well as a series of articles: "The City is a Forest"; "Burning with Desire for Seoul"; "Driving the Change Along the Adriatic"; "The Vertical City of Severambes"; "The Slow Tourist"; "Sydney: A Catalog of Stations"; "Manama: Itineraries of Urge" and more.
Conceived by editor-in-chief and Greek graphic designer Natassa Pappa, Desired Landscapes serves as a collection of work depicting distant vistas — unvisited or perhaps unforgettable, projections of possible homes, streets to be discovered, and urban clichés to be demystified.
Designed by Kristin Papadantonaki
Published by [Street], [Design], [Words], 2021
Softcover, 190 pages, b&w and full color, 4.2 × 6.3 inches