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The intensive reinforced that I have a place in the architecture/design writing community, which has given me increased confidence and has been hugely helpful in figuring out my next steps.

Country of origin: United States

In which Residency Program(s) did you participate?
Design Writing and Research Summer Intensive, 2013

What led you to participate in the Summer Residency Program?
The DCrit program has, since its inception, had an incredible roster of faculty and alumni; and its summer program, though abbreviated, offered an introduction to that community and its expansive knowledge base.

What was the best part of your experience at SVA?
The two best parts of the program were the people and the new challenges and possibilities I found in design writing (which were equal parts exciting and frustrating).

How did the Residency Program contribute to your development as a professional design writer?
The intensive reinforced that I have a place in the architecture/design writing community (I was wavering), which has given me increased confidence and has been hugely helpful in figuring out my next steps.

What's going on in your studio now?
Through Womanzine, I'm editing a special issue of the zine for the upcoming Emoji Art & Design Show at Eyebeam (NYC), and recently, Women in Housing, my shared project with Nathalie Janson and an editorial residency at Abitare.it, won a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts. In October, I finished work on the second iteration of the Midway, an interactive space for journalism and technology, and have been thinking through the questions it raised about creating engaging and collaborative events, and how my work on that space might translate into architecture and design (i.e. replacing the tired panel).

Is there anything else you'd like to share about your experiences in the program or after?
The program is truly an intensive, and if I could do it over again, I would set clear goals and priorities for myself, and bite off a little less. I'm still thinking about many things from those two weeks, especially the projects I began, and would love to eventually explore some of them further.

 

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