Utopia: Forms of Community

We need new forms of housing for a more sustainable and more just way of life.

Architecture is a language of form. Only by radically reconsidering architectural form we can find new forms of living and new forms of community.

Our studio will look beyond function and typology to find a new sensibility for a new way of life.

We will study the examples of leading protagonists of a new sensibility in art and architecture such as Lina Bo Bardi, Denise Scott Brown, Louise Bourgeois and Ettore Sottsass.In the studio, students will design a cooperative apartment building in Boston along the Interstate 90. The studio’s methodology will include drawings, physical models, photography, interviews, discussions, and lectures.

The studio will look to the American Southwest for examples of utopian works in art and architecture.