In this task before the Midterm Review the studio will shift from team to individual work and from urban scale to architectural scale by addressing the topic of the ‘Social Condenser’. During this phase, students are asked to develop their own personal interpretation of the Social Condenser and to define what activities will take place in it, how, and what kinds of relationships they establish among each other. The Social Condenser was a radical and utopian architectural concept developed by Russian Constructivist architects during the first years of the Soviet Revolution. They believed spatial design could inform people’s life by shaping their behaviors, norms and habits. By encouraging human interaction, interdependence and a collective consciousness, it was believed that buildings could support the development of a ‘new people’ and a ‘new life’, befitting a ‘new society’. The goal of the Midterm Review is to evaluate the status of the project and to obtain feedback for its development during the rest of the semester. Since individual projects are framed within each team’s Urban Strategies, the Review will be based on each team presenting their common strategies, followed by each member’s Social Condenser.