Context, collections, and cartography dominate this issue of Domus India. The cartography of text, time, and nature builds up experiences and produces grounds for ruminations on life, politics, and people we meet or read. Cartography — that is often the notion of space and geography, and represented in two-dimensional languages — is actually debated here for its defiance of space, asking for a geography that is not bound by land freed by the flight of the mind across many places and through many libraries. The maps in our minds produce a way of living and experiencing our everyday life narratively. Walking in locales and places produces memories from far and wide, present in the context of now, where one is walking. The writer, the poet, charts across pages, notes towards a ‘world map of life’, that is then awakens the reader to a reality within as well as beyond the drawings on the map.
Domus, the iconic architecture and design magazine from Italy, is now in India. The eight-decade-old monthly magazine has a history of informed debate on architecture, interiors, art and design. The Indian edition, the first Domus exclusively in the English language, seeks to encourage and promote innovation in the built environment. Domus has been brought to India by Spenta Multimedia, India's largest custom publisher. It aims to track and review the latest architectural and artistic movements in India and the world through its exciting content and rich visuals.