Please do not misconstrue my long silence as a lack of activity.
Among other things since the end of the school year, about 4 weeks ago, I have moved to LA for the summer to work with a friend. I am enjoying the sun (I work outside in everyday). Especially considering that it looks like summer might just take a pass on Chicago this year. I will be back to UIC in the fall to finish my Masters of Art and Design Criticism.
As far as this blog goes, I do have a great deal of work to post. I need to get write ups from my, now former, classmates, but everyone is just a little burnt. As for my own final project (it was actually a team project) I have had to hold up on publishing it as it was up for certain awards, and I did not want to in inadvertently disqualify our entry. I will still be holding it back for a moment while we get it all in order for a true debut. I will give one look at it though, but that's all I'm going to give you.
Most likely due to my MAD-Crit curriculum, I have found my self thinking a great deal about the roll of blogs. I have all but abandoned my other blog, The Operable Window, as its roll as a sounding board to share things with my peers has been nipped by facebook. It never necessarily aspired to be for the world outside the circle of my acquaintances so I don't really have a need for it.
I have been doing a ton of writing. Much of it has been very appropriate for the "blogosphere", but as I am often submitting pieces for print publication I hold back on posting them here. I am one of the believers in blogs as a powerful medium that has not reached its full potential, even though the number of blogs seems to have simmered down over the years. I hope to find a balance between my design work, my work for publication and my blog writing at some point. Hopefully soon. Don't worry, Archinect will be the first to know.
An in-depth look at the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois Chicago. The People, The Happenings, The Projects, and the Discussion.