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Mark Jarzombek and Vikramaditya Prakash

Many Houses/Many Worlds

  • TUE - SUN
    22/05 > 31/07
    11 AM - 7 PM

    01/08 > 21/11
    10 AM - 6 PM
  • Arsenale
  • Admission with ticket

Mark Jarzombek (American, b.1954) and Vikramaditya ‘Vikram’ Prakash (American, b.1963) of The Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborative, GAHTC (USA, est.2013) at MIT (USA,est.1861) in collaboration with Architecture Uncertainty Lab, A(U)L (USA, est.2020) at MIT, The University of Washington (USA, est.1861) and Eliana Abu-Hamdi (American, b.1979) of GAHTC


Many Houses/Many Worlds explores the entanglement between the planet and the cosmos. It looks at one recently constructed house in Seattle, Washington and analyzes it according to four vectors, each of which is interpreted as a type of consciousness that is silenced once the owners get the keys to the front door: 1) Atomic consciousness, 2) Production Consciousness, 3) Labor Consciousness, and 4) Source Consciousness. The study showed not just the astonishing globality that is at play in making even a small house, but also the high degree of uncertainty in how even to describe the backstory of the building, even though that backstory is foundational to the project of modernity.

Biennale Sneak Peek

Image 1 – How will we live together?
GAHTC’s mission is to provide cross-disciplinary, teacher-to-teacher exchanges of ideas and material in order to energize and promote the teaching of all periods of global architectural history.


Image 2 – Sneak peek of the project
O(U)R’s research is dedicated to rethinking architecture through emergent scientific, social and political parameters. This project explores the entanglement between the planet and the cosmos through examination of a building in Seattle.


Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Production credits

AUL Contributors
Artistic project and installation design: Paul Montie Students Angela Loescher-Montal, Olivier Faber,Thaddeus Lee, Kailin Jones, Sacha Moreau, Natasha Hirt, Ana Arenas, Arditha Auriyane, Melika Konjicanin, Ardalan SadeghiKivi, Sanjana Lahiri (Cooper Union)
Research Assistant: Angie Door

A House Deconstructed In memory of Aditya and Henry
GAHTC Contributors GAHTC
Project Management: Eliana AbuHamdi Murchie, PhD
Digital Developer: 100Danish

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