chapter  15
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An architectural good-life can be built, explained and taught only through storytelling

WithMarco Frascari

The need to tell a story, and the fascination compelling us to listen to anyone that has a good story to tell, is at the origin of all human communications. Storytelling involves the process of developing connections between one’s past experiences and those of others. By facilitating both humanistic and scientifi c thinking, storytelling also nurtures an integrative, systems-oriented view of conceiving architecture; a system that, by focusing on the connections between people, processes, and materials, creates the setting for a ‘cultural making’. Storytelling, by using a more broadly conceived world of making – cosmopoiesis – encompasses both the natural and cultural realms.