Erik Bloom’s research is focused on strategies of urban intervention, with attention to the city as a political form. Erik’s current work investigates small scale, cross-disciplinary and community-based design tactics. His recent design and writing has explored the enduring relevance of the work of Architecture Principe to digital design methodologies as well as the relationship between institutionalized religion and the expression of the contemporary city.
Bloom completed his Master of Architecture at California College of the Arts, earning the AIA Henry Adams Medal and theory prize. His thesis work at CCA, titled “The Coincident City,” looked at urbanism in Old Delhi, India, for which he received the thesis prize. Bloom’s work and writing has been published in 306090 and Surface magazine.
Erik has taught Studio 2 at CCA since 2010.