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Dystopian Blueprints: Architecture as Narrative in Blade Runner and The Fifth Element

From the simplest of storefronts, to the most ambitious skyscrapers, architecture expresses the institutions and structures that define and confine a society. With its ability to remain and tell its designers’ truths, comes its great capacity to tell their lies. Over the past, let’s say two centuries or so, architectural curiosity has been cautiously excavating our future. Our cities are populated by simulacra structures, built to resemble the future we envision, but cannot yet exist;