Stephanie Smith presents a collection of her work from the last two years while focusing on the topics of resource sharing, communal living, and her inspiration from indigenous building practices. She documents two projects in detail. The first is the “Yurt,” a portable, bent wood framed dwelling structure constructed in the Philippines and later marketed to high-end hotels. The next project is the “Ecovillage,” in which Smith explores the relationship between architecture and money while developing a strategy for communal living in existing suburban structures.
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SCI Arc’s Future Initiatives program hosts a symposium with Kevin Ratner, David Bergman, Dan Wood, Peter Zellner, and Rene Peralta. The panelists discuss the recession spurred by the financial crisis of 2008. While investigating the architectural implications of the slowed economy, the group discusses in general the role of the architect in urban policy making, the future of the crisis, and the possibility that smaller firms will emerge in a better position than established ones.