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LITH
Sinem Gorucu, Mukul Gupta, Razan Jawad, Shuyan Yang

LITH is a publicly owned automated living platform for space sharing enabled by a 3D printing farm. It is aimed towards the decommodification of gentrified neighbourhoods. LITH provides affordable long-term homes for at-risk members of the community and a platform for those artists and artisans being displaced due to gentrification. The automated LITH printing farm works tirelessly around the clock, producing serialised 3D-printed formworks. These formworks can be incrementally cast to produce an intentional community, where spaces are designed, shared, and managed via a platform.

Bio Sinem Görücü is an architect, design researcher and data activist; working at the intersections of design, data science, artificial intelligence, feminism and social justice. She holds an MArch degree from the UCL-Bartlett School of Architecture, an MCP degree from METU and a BArch from Gazi University. She also previously studied at Politecnico di Milano and at KU Leuven Design[x]Research Lab as a research intern. Her works mostly focus on data and design justice.

Razan Jawad is an Architectural Designer based in Beirut, Lebanon. Her determination, learnings and previous work experience landed her to several job opportunities as an Assistant Architect which was done in parallel to her university education. In June 2018 she graduated from ALBA with a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture and to further she attended UCL in London where she completed her master’s degree in architectural design. She’s currently working three different projects that are based in Sierra Leone, Lebanon and Congo which led her to open up a small startup studio RXAD.

Mukul Gupta is an architect/designer who graduated from The Bartlett school of architecture with a Master of Architectural Design in 2020. He got his undergraduate bachelor of architecture from The University School of Architecture and Planning, Delhi in 2017. He previosly practised at Buro Ole Scheeren, Plasma Studio and Morphogenesis. His works focus on algorithmic and computational architecture.

Shuyan Yang is an architect/urban designer working at GDAD, China. She currently focuses on urban renewal and the renovation of neighborhoods. She graduated from the Bartlett school of architecture with a Master of Architecture in 2020 and she got her Bachelor of Architecture from the South China University of Technology in 2019.

Authors Sinem Gorucu, Mukul Gupta, Razan Jawad, Shuyan Yang
Year 2020
Location London