ARCH 4101/4102/5101/5116/7113
Citizens with No Places

A white background with black pen sketches of random people figures scattered around.

  • Instructor: Jimenez Lai
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  • Credits: 6
  • Territory of Investigation: Architecture and Urbanism

The unhoused population permeates the urban fabric of Downtown Los Angeles, and there are no clear options to help improve this plight. It begs the question: what can architects do to help? There will be a very specific social, political, and aesthetic agenda within the studio. Additionally, we will be telling stories: No Place, an etymological root to the word "utopia", is not an ideal place. Instead, it is a lens from which a type of journalism can be conducted, and a platform for thought experiments. We will work within No Place for people with no places, and propose possible future scenarios.

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