The Fogo Island Studios designed by Saunders Architecture is located in Fogo Island, Newfoundland, Canada. The creation of a foundation and the architectural infrastructure for an artist residency program, according to Cobb’s plan, could attract well-known artists; the international visibility derived from the program would bring high-end tourists; tourism would create jobs, and the island’s economy would rebound. It is a process Cobb refers to as ‘social entrepreneurship’.
Instead of a single design, six remote sites scattered across the island were chosen host a portion of the art centre’s programs. This would allow the artists and its resident guests to exist as a capillary network tightly interwoven with the daily lives of the local community.