Ideas of living

This is an issue about how domestic space organizes our surroundings and habits and values and bodies. It is also about convention: how norms became norms, and how design might gently or violently pull them apart to propose new ways of relating to ourselves and each other in our most intimate settings. It offers a few terms for discussing what can happen when architectural ideas come home.

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Conshelf II

Lecture by Hilario Isola and Matteo Norzi

Artists Hilario Isola and Matteo Norzi discuss Jacques Cousteau’s Conshelf II underwater base and their own project Liquid Door, which proposes to revive the dream of living underwater by making Cousteau’s Starfish House inhabitable.


We invited Isola and Norzi to the CCA in 2010 as part of a public programs series called Testing at Home, which explored the possibilities of other worlds here on Earth. The series was presented in conjunction with our exhibition Other Space Odysseys: Greg Lynn, Michael Maltzan, Alessandro Poli.


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