League Prize 2023 Exhibition: Uncomfortable

June 13, 2023—June 13, 2024

The online exhibition features original work by the six winners of the 2023 Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designers. In combination with their lectures and interviews, this exhibition spotlights the winners’ interpretations of the 2023 competition theme, Uncomfortable, which asked entrants to consider the sources of our collective discomfort, how we respond to discomfort, and whose comfort matters. The installations reflect a rich variety of responses to this prompt, as well as the broader diversity of the winners’ interests and modes of practice.

Integrating the virtual with the physical, Uncomfortable includes both entirely digital projects and documentation of physical installations in communities across North America. The projects span a wide range of media and settings, ranging from scale models and gallery installations to animations and video.

Download an 11×17 PDF of the exhibition poster designed by Pentagram.

Katie MacDonald and Kyle Schumann of After Architecture

Miles Gertler of Common Accounts

Joseph Altshuler and Zack Morrison of Could Be Design

Sarah Aziz and Lindsey Krug

Daisy Ames of Studio Ames

Sean Canty of Studio Sean Canty


The Architectural League Prize is made possible by JUDLOWE, Tischler und Sohn, and Delta Millworks.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Support is also provided by the Next Generation Fund, an alumni fund of The Architectural League’s Emerging Voices and Architectural League Prize programs, and by the J. Clawson Mills Fund of The Architectural League.