Discipline: Architecture – text

Ryan Ludwig

Discipline: Architecture – text
Region: Cincinnati, OH
MacDowell Fellowships: 2019

Ryan Ludwig is an architect, writer, and assistant professor of architecture at the University of Cincinnati. His work explores how architecture can engender “co-productive” relations between the built environment, human-beings, and diverse ecologies living in an increasingly volatile and unpredictable moment of world transformation. He is a registered architect in New York and Ohio where he maintains a design research studio Ludwig-ArchOffice (L-AO).

While in residence at MacDowell Ludwig worked on completing a book manuscript titled Beyond Sustainable: Architecture’s Evolving Environments of Habitation published by Routledge | Taylor & Francis Group (2021). The book discusses the relationship between human-beings and the constructed environments of habitation they create living in the Anthropocene. It accepts that human-beings have reached a moment beyond climatological and ecological crisis, to ask not how we resolve the crisis but, rather, how can we cope with, or adapt to, the irreversible changes in the earth system by reimaging an architecture capable of influencing and impacting who we are, how we live, what we feel, and even how we evolve.

Ludwig is a graduate of Cornell and the Harvard Graduate School of Design and is the recipient of an Art Omi: Architecture Residency Fellowship (2021), Centrum Artist Residency (2018), and the Pogue Wheeler DAAP Faculty Travelling Fellowship (2021). He is a co-editor of the book The Function of Form by Farshid Moussavi (Actar Press, 2009, 2020) and is an active member of The-Architecture-Lobby where he is the co-coordinator of the Green New Deal working group.



Ryan Ludwig worked in the Veltin studio.

Veltin Studio was donated by alumni of the Veltin School, a school for girls in New York with a highly respected visual arts department. As the plaque just outside the entrance attests, this studio was used by poet Edwin Arlington Robinson during most of the 24 summers he spent at MacDowell. Perhaps most famously, Thornton Wilder put the finishing…

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