Professor Joseph Bedford recently published an article in the new Journal, Burning Farm, edited by Pier Vittorio Aureli, and produced by the Theory and Project of Domestic Space at EPFL. Professor Bedford's article is titled: “Robin Evans’s Empty Room: Collective Living in the 1970s and the Problem of Domestic Realism.” It addresses the dreams and aspirations that many architects, teachers and students had in the 1970s to reinvent alternative ways of living that were less lonely, isolated and alienated. It explores Evans's attempt to write the history of domestic space; diagnose the architectural means by which domestic life became less collective; and speculate through his studio teaching at the Architectural Association about ways to reverse the trend and invent new forms of convivial living together.

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