Liminal Places

Seven Spatial Stories to Return Home

The spaces we design are intuitively connected with stories. Stories we have lived, have heard from others, and have imagined ourselves.  When we write these stories, we implicitly design spaces. Spatial stories are therefore stories that can simultaneously be told or written as much as they can be developed through architectural methods.

Seven Spatial Stories to Return Home touches upon themes ranging from feminist critique of the architectural profession, to the controversial relationship between city and nature, to the constraining power of domestic space. Architect and writer Chiara Dorbolò explores the state of transition of liminal places as a universal metaphor for personal life, making explicit the different roles physical space plays in the human experience of the world.


This project was made possible by the generous support of the Creative Industries Fund NL through the Talent Development Grant awarded to Chiara Dorbolò in 2019.