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"Mean" University Architecture to Control Students

STORY BY: Laurie Schut
YEAR: 1969

Laurie tells us a story about the architecture of new universities in the late 1960s. After many early 1960s riots and student uprisings, architects apparently designed these new buildings to make it difficult for students to escape, gather, or even move around easily. Rick Miller, the BOOM creator, also studied architecture, and remembers that they were described to him as buildings with “mean” entrances. Thanks for sharing, Laurie.

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