Trouble With the Word ‘Repair’: In Conversation with Dream The Combine

V. Mitch McEwen, Cruz Garcia

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    Jennifer Newsom and Tom Carruthers are partners in work and life who founded Dream The Combine in Minneapolis, MN in 2013. They are now based between there and Ithaca, NY. Their work consists of site-specific installations that probe the section of an image. They aim to complicate regimes of visuality through methods that introduce perceptual uncertainty in embodied experience, and manipulate the boundary between real and illusory space. Dream The Combine are winners of the 2022–2023 Rome Prize in Architecture, the 2022 United States Artists Fellowship in Architecture and Design, the 2021 McKnight Fellowship for Visual Artists, the 2020–2021 J. Irwin and Xenia S. Miller Prize, the 2018 Young Architects Program at MoMA PS1, the 2018 Art Omi Architecture Residency, and the 2017 FSP/Jerome Foundation Fellowship. Dream The Combine are also part of the curatorial ensemble for the 2023 Counterpublic Triennial in St. Louis, MO.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)155-163
    Number of pages9
    JournalJournal of Architectural Education
    Issue number1
    StatePublished - 2023

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Architecture
    • Education
    • Visual Arts and Performing Arts


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