Ciel variable 125 – Agglomerations

[Winter 2024]

Cities are born from clusters of structures that provide shelter for human life and activities. Through them flow grids of thoroughfares that form patterns of movement and exchange. That’s what an urban agglomeration is: a dense knot, large or small, placed at a certain point in a rhizomatic lattice that runs through an entire territory. It is this territory that the artists in this issue’s thematic section explore: they travel through the city, its peripheries, and backcountries to take the measure of how human beings inscribe their urbanness in and transform the natural world.