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Rotch Library Exhibit

A Theater Without Theater

Speculations on the Prosthetic as Architectural and Urban Device in “A Theater Without Stage” and “A Stage Without Theater”

June 8, 2019 - October 4, 2019

Abstract image of theater from exhibitThe design studio “A Theater Without Theater” invited students to explore the architectural potentials of the theatrical. Discovering productive intersections with theater, students acquired a better understanding of architecture and the city.

Three historical theaters: Total Theater by Walter Gropius, Rusakov Workers´ Club by Konstantin Melnikov and Anatomical Theater by Paolo Sarpi and Dario Varotari were analyzed and used as raw material for a sequence of three projects where “Performance”, “Stage” and “Spectator” served as gateways to engage with “Program”, “Space/Site” and “User/Citizen”.

Spring Semester 2019

Instructor: Cristina Parreño Alonso
Teaching Assistant: Jaehun Woo

Alicia Nimrick
Caroline Rosenzweig
Jackie Lin
Michelle Menkiti
Michelle Xie
Rinako Sonobe
Vanessa Pipitone