The Mamertine Group, an experimental design lab based at the University of Connecticut, brings philosophical insights to bear on state projects ranging from museums, prisons, and libraries to levees and temples.
Identifying the relation between architecture and logic in philosophy as the foundation for political theory, the Mamertine Group aims to reverse the conventional view of architecture as mimetic form – that is, a mere symbol or metaphor for social or political meaning.
On the alternate premise that thought materializes architectonically, we believe that architecture – broadly conceived as the aesthetic demarcation of space and time – can articulate radically new mode of sovereignty and political subjectivity. To this end, we will produce architecture both virtually and concretely, leveraging a range of platforms including digital images, sketches, text, photography, film, public lectures, and essays.
The Mamertine Group is a project directed by Hassanaly Ladha.