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In one of the most beautiful works by Akira Kurosawa, the movie Dreams, the protagonist comes across an old man fixing a water mill. Intrigued by the simplicity and apparent lack of comfort with which the residents of the small village live, he inquires:

But without electricity, you have no lights, so what do you about the evenings?

To which the old man answers: We have candles and lanterns, they are enough
But the night is dark!
Naturally, that is what nights are supposed to be. What did you expect?

One can expect different from cities known for “never sleeping”, but despite its particularities, every city knows moments of silence during the night, and that’s where this project seeks investigation and documentation.

Humankind forgets that the states of sleep and dream are vital parts of life; are nourishment for the soul. Thus the silence of cities like Brasilia, documented from 2008 to 2018, and Barcelona, from 2021 onwards, are testimonies of cities that are dreaming their futures.