Long may she reign.
In this series, I wish to examine three female characters in the HBO series Game of Thrones. In Westeros, castles are often used as examples of metonymy, standing in as representations of the family itself and their factions within the political sphere. These characters have at times embraced or eschewed their familial identities to suit […]Read Post ›
In the current sociopolitical climate, I’ve been engaging with art that explicitly functions as psychological release or as a social or political agent. Art can take a stand, art can unite and art can heal. But is there still room to think about art that is simply for looking at? Can art be cosmetic instead […]Read Post ›
“Modern” is a word that gets thrown around in our everyday conversations but in the Art World, it means something very specific. A movement that arose at the dawn of the 20th century in Europe, Modernism has complex aesthetic, historical and philosophical implications. Anyone who has taken a class with me knows that I have […]Read Post ›
My first lesson in architecture was that buildings are built by those with money and power. This is a thought that I am sure comforts and flatters Donald Trump immensely, as he seems to think of himself as a powerful man and he has built a lot of buildings.
Moving from space to space has revived the question in my mind of ‘What the best way to live?’. More specifically, this transition era in my life has made me wonder what the most healthy way to live, what is the best way to conduct my life? But while I may be wrestling with this […]Read Post ›
On a sunny May day, I set off for a relaxing and romantic stroll-through a graveyard.
The architecture world has recently lost a transformative female star, in the form of Zaha Hadid. She will be remembered not only for her breathtaking contributions to the built environment, but also as a force for equality in a field that is still very much a man’s world.
On a campus full of stately brick collegiate neo-Gothic buildings, I can think of no more universally hated place on campus than the sole Brutalist structure, our Science Center. For four years, it was my academic home base and so I have a special place in my heart for this inside-out building but from the […]Read Post ›