Paris and the city in Europe
In 2021, I started a travel writing project on the city. I focus on banal places, peripheries and prevailing atmospheres. I walk or get around by public transport.
What I do is neither tourism nor political or social essay: I am taking a deliberately sensual, personal, aesthetic and graphic approach to writing about place. As a promeneur would have expounded on a lovely green mountain landscape in the 18th or 19th century, I take a look at the 21st century urban landscape.
You can follow these adventures on Twitter @IanaDreyerCITIES
My journey began in Paris in 2020. I roamed the streets of Paris' suburbs during the entire pandemic lockdown period.
I am currently writing a book in French about the 'outer core' of Paris.
My first published output is Grand Paris, Cathedral, which appeared in Fields and Stations 's Issue 6. Fields and Stations are specialised in "passion pieces about places":