For years, the COA undergraduate program structured the Senior studio in such a way that the students could choose which studio they took depending on their interests. Fall 2009 Senior Studio had a fresh add to the studio options! An installation studio was added and it was to be taught by the in-house artist/photographer; Ruth Dusseault. The installations were temporarily placed around different sites on campus.
I was so fortunate to be part of this amazing experience. No one, including I, knew exactly what we would be required, so the experience was quite new and challenging for all 12 of us. Throughout the semester we investigated various ways of visual representations of ideas, especially abstract ideas. We also worked in teams amongst ourselves and with a greater body; the entire school, to birth our ideas.
In my opinion it was a great success for the first of such a unique studio. It challenged us to think beyond the box, to investigate all types of circumstances and the ability to work and ask for help from others in different fields. It also made the campus more aware of certain issues, and buildings as well as the College of Architecture at GaTech.
My project was titled the Culture Bridge and it investigated the issue of cultures on Tech’s campus and how their presence is felt. For a better understanding of the project read my Artist and Visual Statement. //
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