“A map of the world that does not include Utopia is not worth even glancing at, for it leaves out the one country at which Humanity is always landing.
And when Humanity lands there, it looks out, and, seeing a better country, sets sail. Progress is the realisation of Utopias.”
Oscar Wilde, 1910
Sometimes referred to as the Method of Loci (Latin for “places”), the idea is deceptively simple: in order to store – and retain – information, ideas are located in a spatial environment that can be mentally walked through. —Fiona Shipwright
Architecture – specifically our experience of it – plays an important role in the construction and retrieval of our biological memories. Enter here that most evocative of terms from the world of mnemonics: the Memory Palace. —Fiona Shipwright