Keith Krumwiede is Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Architecture Programs in the College of Architecture and Design at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. His writing, teaching and design work explores the use, and misuse, of found forms, materials and words to examine the world and imagine other ways it might have been and may still be.
Krumwiede’s recent publication Atlas of Another America focuses on one of his best-known works, Freedomland, a utopia of communal superhomes constructed from the remains of the suburban metropolis. The book, formatted in the manner of an historical architectural treatise, mixes fact and fiction to imagine a counterfactual history of—or depending on one’s perspective, a speculative future for—the American Dream. Freedomland has been widely exhibited, most recently at the 2016 Lisbon Architecture Triennale. His writing and research have been published in The Avery Review, Log, Perspecta, Cite, Offramp, and Domus.
Krumwiede has taught at the Yale University School of Architecture, where he was an associate professor and assistant dean, and at the Rice University School of Architecture, where he was the Gus Sessions Wortham Assistant Professor. The recipient of many awards and prizes, he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in architecture at the University of California at Berkeley and his Master of Architecture degree at the Southern California Institute of Architecture.
Image: Montage after M. d'Hondecoeter's A Concert of Birds for An Atlas of Another America