PROTO-DOMESTICS: Experimenting with the Everyday

Wednesday, August 3, 6-10pm

Doors open at 6pm / Talk at 7pm / Screening at 8pm (Film duration: 1h 31m)

*Limited quantity of tickets available


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PROTO-DOMESTICS, the Architectural Association’s summer Visiting School program sited in the San Francisco Bay Area, will activate the patio of The David Ireland House for an evening of talks and films about radical premises of domestic architecture and experimental living environments, curated by tutors Lingxiu Chong, Tim Ivison, and Julia Tcharfas. Guests are invited to occupy an installation prepared by the School during their residency at Salmon Creek Farm, consisting of furniture, objects, and audiovisual materials in the spirit of “experimental domesticity.” Participants will also explore the current exhibition House of Commons by Neeraj Bhatia (THE OPEN WORKSHOP) and Antje Steinmuller, and view works by David Ireland on display. Later in the evening, there will be a short talk by the School in conversation with Bhatia on architectural experiments in domesticity, 60s/70s counterculture and the back to the land movement, and a screening of the documentary We Live In Public by Ondi Timoner.

Image: Ritual Group Drawing at Sea Ranch: Experiments in Environment Workshop, July 8, 1968 (Lawrence Halprin Collection, The Architectural Archives, University of Pennsylvania)