“I wanted to tell you something about this city. But I still find myself wondering: Where are the giraffes of Brasília?”
In the form of a letter to a friend, Mothercity explores both family histories of migration and modern dreams of city planning and architecture as the means to construct new modes of life. The city of Brasília, the city out of itself, appears both as a failed utopia and a caring adoptive mother. A non-place on which to project desire for a home, for belonging, or simply for a life liveable.