Designs for Living

November 8 – December 6 2023


The ideal city or home has long been a preoccupation of thinkers, rulers, and architects. These lectures, mostly focused on western examples, range widely over time, and are loosely themed to discuss particular visions of models for dwelling, working and display. We will discuss both those which were built (or at least attempted) and schemes which never got further than the drawing board. In many of these instances Rome features heavily as it has in the architectural imagination of Europe since antiquity.