History of Postwar Architecture
Vol. 1, N° 1 (2018)
From the Metropolis of Fritz Lang to the city-planet of Coruscant, capital of the Star Wars galaxy, the city of the future (or of another universe) seems designed to re ect the “dark side” of our contemporary megalopolis which suffer problems presented as insurmountable: tra c jams, contamination, environmental degradation, ethnic con icts, de cient public services, rising social and spatial disparities, daily violence... In order to develop this imaginary geography of fear, Latin American cities are often a source of inspiration for science ction authors because they seem to them simultaneously weird and well-known, old and modern, welcoming and dangerous.