BFA Virtual Gallery
“A place belongs forever to whoever claims it hardest, remembers it most obsessively, wrenches it from itself, shapes it, renders it, loves it so radically that [they] remake it in [their] image ” – Joan Didion, 1979
Interior Architecture at Cornish College of the Arts builds a new type of design thinking on the foundation of traditional architectural design education: one which crosses boundaries between art, architecture, decorum, industrial design, social consciousness, ethics, and philosophy. Beginning with a core design problem, students create an imagined solution through extensive research, innovative design, and a full portfolio of documents; this includes schematic plans, objects, and lighting designs, as well as digital and physical models. Each facet of their design refracts a core social philosophy, a beam of light that illuminates and guides myriad outcomes. Although we are physically isolated, speaking from our homes, waiting… through this body of work, these students radicalize the present and stake a claim on the ethical future.