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Architectures of Desire

"Maybe I can show what could happen if we lived by a different set of rules." ~ Lebbeus Woods

Let us consider the term "utopian architecture" for a moment. Does it sound like an oxymoron? Must it? How might we change the rules of architecture without throwing away its productive aspects? Like goldfish, we grow to fit our containers. Can we imagine an architecture that increases liberty, propagates communalism, stokes mutual aid, and embraces interdependence? What would such an architecture – a desiring architecture – look like, and what might it want from us? Is it modular? Is it anarchic? Nomadic? Ecohousing? Collective? Squat? Freespace? Inflatable? Self-sufficient? Feminist? Queer? Anti-capitalist? Black? Commune, or Common?

Architectures of Desire is an open class, we will be discussing planned cities that never saw the light of day. For the first class we will discuss, Frank Lloyd Wright’s - Broadacre City, a utopian reimagining of the city as open space and landscape rather than skyscraper and skyline.

Next Architectures of Desire:
Walt Disney's - Progress City
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Phone: +45 71 62 73 66

Earlier Event: August 12
Dictionary of the Present