Next up: I went to a lecture with my drawing class today. Michael Rakowitz was the speaker. Below is an example of one of his projects, Parasite.
Parasite was a project developed to combat the war against the homeless. Long story short, Rakowitz built small tents out of bags that would connect to hot air vents to keep the dweller warm. Rakowitz even met up with the homeless people and let them tell him exactly what he or she wanted in the design of his or her home. He did this project both in California and in New York during Giuliani's war on the homeless. His story was fabulous; it makes me happy to see that there are successful people like him out there who are really doing something useful. He told us about two other big projects he's worked on, and the other two were also incredible--- but this one hit me hardest. Probably because the other two had to do with his Iraqi heritage, which I can't exactly relate to xD
SO. Ramble-y. Well, I'll be posting something tomorrow too, I think; an old project that I just retrieved from the MCAD gallery today. Too lazy to document it right now xD
Also, I'm excited, so I'd like to point out that I MIGHT be getting some incredible opportunities coming up in the next couple months and in the summer--- but I don't really wanna talk too much about it in case something goes wrong and it doesn't happen. But I'm stoked and I really hope it all works out *crosses fingers*
So.... nothing too interesting today. Hope you all read it and enjoyed it anyway! ;P