Lost in London

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“Lost in London”, by Michael Smith and Wojciech Duczmal is a short film depicting a romantic stroll about London.  Inspired by French  poet Charles Baudelaire’s  idea of the flâneur, it captures a  man’s poetic, idle and individual experience of the city. It shows the viewer a complex relationship of love and hate, a result of specific memories and one’s unique perception of detail.

Credit to our friend at City Breaths for the video, who also recommends the following

Sense of the City – An Alternative Approach to Urbanism” is a great publication that also deals with the sensory experience of the city and might be interesting in respect to the topic of the video. It argues that the city’s representation consists of much more than only its visual aspects, and that sounds, smells, darkness, and other qualities that influence the ways in which we communicate with the city deserve more attention when we talk and think about cities.

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