The book is a collection of processes, tools and reflections that have led to the realization of “Scrittoio Urbano”. The manual allows who did not take part to the temporary lab project to reproduce the installation and replicate it in their own city. The aim of such an experimental laboratory is to gather people’s impressions about the city they live in. Through an old typewriter it is possible to collect a series of little tales that form a unique artist’s book with collectivity like author. The installation was made first in Urbino and than in Bolzano during the months of April and May 2015. Furthermore the book has a section with interviews to Giovanni Anceschi, City ID, FF3300, Paolo Jedlowski, Lungomare and Kesselskramer which reflect about the idea of contemporary city.