Shaped Places of Carrol County New Hampshire

Shaped Places of Carrol County New Hampshire speculates on the complex relationship between who we are and the shape of where we live; between identities and the built environments that support them. The project culminates in the design of three cities in Carrol County New Hampshire, a state whose shape may hold a unique political resonance due to its perilously purple hue on November 8, 2016. Much like the gerrymandering that arguably produced the results of the latter, the project seeks to geometrically organize population at a geographic scale to carefully prescribed ends.

E X T E N T S is a design collaborative that operates across scales and disciplinary silos. We’re interested in architecture, urbanism, media, digital culture, and other instruments of life that can be impacted by design. The collaborative is led by McLain Clutter and Cyrus Peñarroyo, faculty at the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.