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Luis Ortega Govela & Olivia Erlanger, “Garage: American Delusion"

23 April 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Organized by: School of Visual Arts
Venue: SVA MA Design Research, Writing and Criticism
136 W 21 Street
Second Floor
New York

The garage is a raw semi domestic space, one that is free of the filial piety and gender roles ascribed to the kitchen, bedroom and living room. The space is the incubator of disruptive attitudes and subcultures.


The talk will frame the myth of the garage and its architectural beginnings with Frank Lloyd Wrights Robie House to its evolution as a central space for the American Dream to turn into delusion. These will be accompanied by short clips from our new documentary which sketch out new family arrangements and ways of living that are emerging in an increasingly entrepreneurial landscape.