Seeking to explore power as crucial factor in the design of the built environment, we will look at energy systems and related objects, from sites of generation to spaces of consumption, from distribution networks to control rooms.

Tutors: Filip Geerts and Sanne van den Breemer
Director of Studies: Salomon Frausto

Contributors: Santiago Ardila, Juan Benavides, Daniella Camarena, Stef Dingen, Marco Fusco, Jack Garay Arauzo, Theodora Gelali, Shaiwanti Gupta, Hao Hsu, Marianthi Papangelopoulou, Felipe Quintero, Gent Shehu, Siyuan Wang


Since the establishment of the Imperial Cocoonery by Empress Dowager Shōkun in 1871, sericulture is one of the traditional cultures within the Imperial Household. At the time of the institution’s foundation, silk was one of  Japan’s most important export products, and Imperial patronage was meant to promote the industry even further.