A Certain Kind of Life

A Certain Kind of Life explores the typology of the Carthusian Convent as an architecture of absolute rationaly, wherein the form of life cannot be detached from the space and rituals of the liturgy it shelters. Considering Cartuxa de Laveiras as a paradigmatic spatial device to understand how an individual dwells within the collective, the project explores asceticism as a way to critically meditate upon the present living and working conditions, by creating a cell for a deeper understanding of reality, its daily rituals and gestures, exploring the abandoned place in Lisbon.

Abigail Chang (US)
Adjunct Assistant Professor at UIC and contributor to the Chicago Architecture Biennial Make New History with Norman Kelley. Her degree from Harvard has resulted in awards from the Takenaka Fellowship and the Clifton Webb Fine Arts Scholarship. Abigail has worked in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Basel, and Tokyo for landscape architecture and architecture firms including Herzog & de Meuron and SO – IL. 
Agata Siemionow (PL)
Architect and educator, she usually works by her own but has worked within different regions such as Belgium, Italy, Israel, Switzerland, the Netherlands and America. Her built work includes single and multifamily houses and interior renovations. Her designs have received recognitions such as prizes and publications. Siemionow work was exhibited in Venice Biennale 2016, Berlin, Moscow and Warsaw.
Francesco Marullo (IT)
Architect and educator at Berlage Center, TU Delft, and the Rotterdam Architecture Academy he worked with the Office for Metropolitan Architecture, DOGMA, and the Roma Tre University. He is a founding member of the research collective The City as a Project, the think tank Behemoth Press, and Matteo Mannini Architects. Marullo’s work has been internationally exhibited and featured in various architectural publications, and in 2018 he was the coauthor of the book Tehran: Life within Walls.
Jimmy Carter (AU)
Architect and writer, he co-founded DIS-cour.se, an organization aimed at promoting critical architectural discussion in Melbourne. He works with with several groups, spanning from architectural curation, film, and audio exploration. Carter was distinguished with the Schiff Foundation Critical Architectural Writing Fellowship by the Art Institute of Chicago in 2017 and was published in journals and featured in the 2017 Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism. 
School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Illinois at Chicago, Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts
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