"Below the Water Towers" from the "Pacific Aquarium" project for the Oslo Architecture Triennale. Credit: DESIGN EARTH
Zdzislaw Beksinski Gallery: Lukasz Banach
The Rise of the Dome Home
In May of 1965, a group of artists moved to a stretch of rocky desert outside of Trinidad, Colorado, to plant the seeds of a new society—and, in the meantime, to live cheaply and simply with their friends, the better to make art. They named their community Drop City. Within just a few years, hundreds and then thousands of similar experiments would spring up around the country, but at the time, Drop City stood alone. It is now widely recognized as the first hippie commune.