Confabulation is a drawing together through storytelling. Fundamental to our perception,
memory, and thought is the way we join fractured experiences to construct a
narrative. Confabulations: Storytelling in Architecture weaves together poetic ideas,
objects, and events and returns you to everyday experiences of life through juxtapositions
with dreams, fantasies, and hypotheticals. It follows the intellectual and creative
framework of architectural cosmopoesis developed and practiced by the distinguished
thinker, architect, and professor Dr. Marco Frascari, who thought deeply about the
role of storytelling in architecture.
Bringing together a collection of 24 essays from a diverse and respected group of
scholars, this book presents the convergence of architecture and storytelling across a
broad temporal, geographic, and cultural range. Beginning with an introduction framing
the topic, the book is organized along a continuous thread structured around four
key areas: architecture of stories, stories of architecture, stories of theory and practice
of stories. Beautifully illustrated throughout and including a 64-page full colour section,
Confabulations is an insightful investigation into architectural narratives.
Paul Emmons is a registered architect and professor at the Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center of Virginia Tech where he directs the PhD program in Architecture + Design Research.
Marcia Feuerstein is an architect and associate professor at the Washington Alexandria Architecture Center of Virginia Tech. Her research investigates links between theory, practice, and performance in architecture.
Carolina Dayer is an architect in her native country Argentina and recently received her PhD degree from Washington Alexandria Architecture Center of Virginia Tech. She currently teaches at Aarhus School of Architecture in Denmark. Her research and personal practice focuses on multivalent forms of architectural drawing.