Founding of Ant Farm, San Francisco

Ant Farm, founded in San Francisco in 1968, is a group of visionary architects who are also active as video, performance, and installation artists. Founding members are Doug Michels, Chip Lord, and Curtis Schreier. Their role models are avant-garde architects like Richard Buckminster Fuller, Paolo Soleri, and the British architect team Archigram. Ant Farm disbands after a serious fire in their studio in 1978.