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Alumna Jennifer Siegal Featured in Microtopia Film

SCI-Arc alumna Jennifer Siegal (M.Arch ’94), principal of Office of Mobile Design, is featured in a new documentary by international Swedish filmmaker Jesper Wachtmeister. A film about micro dwellings, downsizing and living off the grid, Wachtmeister’s Microtopia examines modern alternative dwellings and mobile lifestyles.

Jennifer Siegal's Joshua Tree PreFab House, portrayed in Microtopia, is a 900 square-feet get-away-from-it-all weekend house that sits in an expansive desert environment

The film profiles Siegal’s first prototype for prefab dwelling, the Joshua Tree PreFab House, a fully functional mobile dwelling that also embodies responsible, sustainable, and aesthetically beautiful design.

Microtopia has already received international acclaim, drawing attention to current trends in dwellings and use of space, as well as looking to the future for the impact and influence design will have on lifestyles and resources. You can watch a preview of the film here.

Currently, Siegal is working on developing a mobile retail environment in Seoul, Korea.

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