The Narrated City

The Narrated City is an experimental, procedural narrative that explores cities as fictional objects.

Each reading is unique, generated by an underlying cloud structure that mirrors the network and data structures that thread through our own urban spaces. Using this method The Narrated City creates a textual arrangement of overlapping memory, architecture and movement whose gaps provide space for unwritten narratives to flower.

Created with Nick Piombino’s image of a ‘storm of connectives intensifying one another’ in mind, The Narrated City presents a new form for digital literature, one that refuses the idea of a singular text without losing a central subject—the city as a narrative object.