Candide —
Journal for Architectural Knowledge

Candide No. 1 — 12/2009 — Editorial

Axel Sowa, Susanne Schindler
Letter from the Editors.
Candide No. 1

We sympathized with Candide, the model of an anti-hero, whose adventures were recounted by a certain Dr. Ralph, alias Voltaire, and published exactly 250 years ago in Geneva. Voltaire’s Candide traverses the eighteenth century, and under the impact of intolerance, fanatism and violence, his initiatic travels are struck by destiny and bitter disappointment. With Candide, we are ready to traverse our time on a stubborn search of architectural knowledge.

Candide No. 1, 12/2009

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