League Prize 2023 Night 1: Miles Gertler, Sarah Aziz & Lindsey Krug

The first evening of lectures by winners of “Uncomfortable,” the 2023 Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designers.

June 15, 2023

Recorded on June 15, 2023.

In this video, Miles Gertler of Common Accounts and Sarah Aziz and Lindsey Krug discuss their practice through projects including:

Common Accounts:

  • Closer Each Day: The Architecture of Everyday Death, the practice’s first project, a speculative work that elaborates a network of ceremonial and technological protocols to instrumentalize death as a pragmatic tool for city-building
  • Three Ordinary Funerals, a proposal for a new approach to funerals and human disposition that would expand the ceremonial, ecological, and material possibilities surrounding death and grieving
  • Refresh, Renew, an installation investigating the relationship between body-culture and the after life by rearticulating gym traditions and technologies to create an artifact for the online memorialization of death.

Sarah Azziz and Lindsey Krugger: 

  • Supreme Privacy, an installation taking seven landmark Supreme Court rulings as architectural case studies probing the legal definition of privacy in America
  • Everywhere and Everything All At Once, a project examining the British holiday camp as a technology of ethnonationalism
  • Doll(ar)house Dreams, an installation creating a series of cut-and-fold speculative structures inspired by the American landscape and its most ubiquitous landmark: Dollar General.

The presentations are followed by a moderated discussion and audience Q&A with 2023 Young Architects + Designers Committee member Jose Amozurrutia, founding principal of TO and teacher at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). The conversation touched on how design collaboration changes when it happens online, the possibilities of using architecture to build new narratives around known subjects, and the challenges of getting built work as a young practice.


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