research/teaching _ HOMEWORK: Elements for Housing

Seminar on “Homework: Elements of Housing,” 2021.

This course examines 20th-century typologies of home (and home-like places) that accommodate work and other non-domestic acts. As the Covid-19 health crisis has radically repositioned the spatial parameters of urban life, the home has reemerged as an all-encompassing territory. While many have adapted (at least in a makeshift fashion) to work, study, recreate, and live from home, for many others, work cannot be accommodated in the confines of their apartments or houses, which further exacerbates social, economic, and racial inequalities. Below are examples of redrawn and animated mechanisms that are often able to instantaneously and dramatically adjust space to accommodate opposing programmatic conditions.

Credit: Jeremy Gould, Walls-Doors-Stairs

Credit: PengMing Guo, Sinks-Cabinet-Desk

Credit: Marc Rosenfeld, Grids-Plugs-Curtains-Columns

Credit: Sean Conway, Screens-Storage-Volume-Stairs

Credit: PengMing Guo, Sinks-Cabinets-Windows-Doors

Credit: Sean Conway, Screens-Storage-Closets-Beds

Credit: Marc Rosenfeld, Grids-Plugs-Curtains-Columns

Credit: Jeremy Gould, Walls-Doors-Stairs

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