In Progress: The IID Summer Sessions


The International Institute of Design (IID) was an independent school of architecture founded and directed by Alvin Boyarsky from 1970–72. Launched in the wake of the institutional upheavals that had swept schools of architecture during the late 1960s, the IID introduced an alternative model of architectural instruction: one that brought together a range of teaching methods, theories and projects alongside an international assortment of protagonists. In Progressdetails this short-lived experiment and reveals how three informal architectural gatherings, held over three summers, helped to establish not only a network of architects and discourses, but also a new model for architectural education.

Edited and with an introduction by Irene Sunwoo. Contributions by Brett Steele, Nicholas Boyarsky, Grahame Shane, Dennis Crompton, Bernard Tschumi and Adolfo Natalini. Thanks to AA Publications (London). 

272 pages, 29 × 21 cm, paperback, AA Publications (London).