Fred Scharmen teaches architecture and urban design at Morgan State University’s School of Architecture and Planning. He is the co-founder of the Working Group on Adaptive Systems, an art and design consultancy based in Baltimore, Maryland.
His work as a designer and researcher is about how we imagine new spaces for future worlds, and about who is invited into them. He received his master’s degree in architecture from Yale University.
His writing has been published in the Journal of Architectural Education, Atlantic CityLab, Slate, Log, CLOG, Volume, and Domus. His architectural criticism has appeared in the Architect’s Newspaper, and in the local alt-weekly Baltimore City Paper.
Books in order of publication:
Space Settlements – 2019
Space Forces: A Critical History of Life in Outer Space – 2021