Katherine Villavicencio

MA Architecture

Micro-Utopia: A journey through new possibilities

This project re-imagines Knightsbridge as a new community neighbourhood ‘disrupted by new thresholds of habitation’. The design-led research reoccupies the empty houses of Kensington to create new spatial possibilities on the ground driven by micro-utopia. The latter celebrates rituals of the everyday as an alternative to the dystopian reality imposed by the free-market economy where the obsession with land and ownership, is replaced by collective acts.

MORE is a part of Open Studio project run by the School of Architecture + Cities at the University of Westminster to make its design, research and practice-based work available online while it is happening.

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