Loveless: Minimum Dwelling and its Discontents Lecture

Pier Vittorio Aureli

Explore the architecture of minimum dwelling at an evening with Pier Vittorio Aureli, one of the most influential architectural thinkers of his generation.

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What to expect

Pier Vittorio Aureli, Loveless: Minimum Dwelling and its Discontents

Italian architect, educator and theorist Pier Vittorio Aureli is one of the most influential architectural thinkers of his generation. He combines his work as a tutor at London’s Architectural Association with the operation of his practice, Dogma, from Brussels.

In 1932, Czech critic Karel Teige proposed a concept of minimum dwelling in which every person would have a private room, but all the other domestic functions would be communal. Taking Teige’s idea of minimum dwelling as a starting point, Dogma revisited 48 examples of minimum dwelling, from the medieval monk’s cell to the nineteenth-century American residential hotel, and from the Soviet Dom-Kommuna (communal apartments) to contemporary collective developments.

In this lecture, Aureli will discuss his research into minimum dwelling and his work in the Design Museum exhibition Home Futures.

Booking information

Adult: £10

Student/Concession: £7

Members: £8


Pier Vittorio Aureli

Pier Vittorio Aureli is an architect and educator. He teaches at the Architectural Association and he is The William B. and Shepherd Davenport Visiting Professor, Yale School of Architecture. Aureli is the author of many essays and several books including The City as a Project (2014). Together with Martino Tattara, he is the co-founder of Dogma, an office for architecture based in Brussels.

Related exhibition

Home Futures

Explore today’s home through the prism of yesterday’s imagination. Are we living in the way that pioneering architects and designers throughout the 20th century predicted, or has our idea of home proved resistant to real change?