November 19, 2013
Center for Urban History, Lviv
A screening of the film "Rural Studio" was held.
Fine architecture is usually reserved for wealthy patrons or grand civic spaces. But in 1993, Auburn University Professor Samuel Mockbee set out to change that. He founded The Rural Studio, which guides students in the design and construction of homes and community spaces in economically depressed Hale County, Alabama. The Rural Studio Film captures this innovative program’s vision of architecture as a social art form capable of raising the human spirit. This contextual-based learning philosophy seeks to transcend race and class and in the process changes the lives both student and client.
Сover Image: Still from the film "Rural Studio"