The Rural Studio

“Professor Samuel Mockbee created a successful new model for architectural pedagogy…thanks to Mr. Schultz’s film, we now have a compelling vehicle by which to extend the benefits of the Rural Studio’s achievements”

– Lawrence Rinder, Director of Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive and former Curator of Contemporary Art, Whitney Museum of American Art.

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The hour-long documentary celebrates MacArthur Fellow Samuel Mockbee’s vision of architecture as a catalyst for social change. The film follows his student architects of Auburn University as they help to rebuild the social and physical landscape of a long neglected rural community “brick by recycled brick”.

The Rural Studio has been screened at over 65 venues around the world including the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco, the Barbican Centre in London and Film Casino in Vienna, Austria.

2006 Shenzhen Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture, China
2002 The Whitney Museum of American Contemporary Art – 2002 Biennial

The Independent Television Service LInCS Program
The National Endowment for the Arts