︎ Background info for guests. The goal of the studio is to ask how urban life, and therefore also architecture, will adapt when deep computation and robotics are as everyday as electricity. Students were asked to design an ‘institution’ at the neighborhood scale, and to set the project in a scenario that is 5-15 years from today. Each of the proposals describes a system or service first and foremost, and should be evaluated on those terms. 

Our definition of ‘institution’ has been intentionally broad, but as a baseline students have been asked to take a position on ownership and power, and to be specific about how that enables their proposal. The majority of the projects are envisioned as cooperatives or part of government.

Architecture in the  traditional sense (building, structure, spatialization) has been hypothesized as-and-where it serves the goals of each student’s proposal. Some projects have explored the spatial implications at a conceptual level, while others have described a set of design principles. There were no requirements in this regard.

What new risks emerge in these futures? What tradeoffs? Do we want to live in these worlds? What do the proposals tell us about the challenges facing architecture as a discipline and a profession?







1.
Common Matters

Julia Jeffs & Linda Lee

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2.
Mental Health Infrastructure by Spectrum: Neighborhood Strategies for Taipei City Psychiatric Care
Victoria Yu

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3.
Artscape
Yousun Nam

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︎ Break ~10 min



4.
Network of Care

Rinika Prince

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5.
Aging in the Alleys

Karun Chughasrani

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︎ Reflection on Morning Session ~10 min



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6.
The Digital Testament

Asya Shine

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7.
The Last Mile

Harshwardhan Saini

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8.
Sitting Pretty

Da Eun Lee

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9.
Storage City
Abirami Nachammai Manivannan

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︎ Break ~10 min



10.
Time Jump to Havana, Autonomous Allies!
Andrea Marquez                                           
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︎ Slides

︎ Guidebook
11.
Food Moves

Beiyi Ma

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12.
Asphalt to Architecture

Tristan Snyder

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︎ Slides



︎ Reflection on Afternoon Session ~20 min



Thank you to all of our guests!