The Sunken Living Room
A reading by Garrett Nelson

The space of Taylor Macklin is adapted to a sunken living room and the reading will address words/ anxiety, books/ anxiety, younger lovers and death.

A sunken living room is a design concept dating from the mid-century. It was also called a conversation pit. Time Magazine wrote in Feb. 1963, "While others went about frivolously at ground level, the more serious-minded could step down to form a sort of basement discussion group." The sunken living rooms of mid-century American homes were mostly filled with concrete in the 1960s and later, leaving a scared grave in the vast tundra of the "living-dining-play area".





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