Dear Kublai Khan: Searching for an Invisible City in São Paulo
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Dear Kublai Khan: Searching for an Invisible City in São Paulo

Lana Mesić's project draws inspiration from 'Invisible Cities,' Italo Calvino's novel that imagines the explorer Marco Polo describing the fantastical realms he visited to the emperor Kublai Khan.
May 27, 2016, 12:00am

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This project draws inspiration from Invisible Cities, Italo Calvino's novel that imagines the explorer Marco Polo describing the fantastical realms he visited to the emperor Kublai Khan. Calvino broke up Venice, transforming it into many fictional versions of the same city, creating something of a world. Using this book as a template, photographer Lana Mesić went in search of her own invisible city in the megalopolis of São Paulo.