Caregivers as Worldbuilders
Caregivers as Worldbuilders explores architecture as the relationship between people and the space that surrounds them, looking to memorials, quilts, and forms of gathering to understand how communities use care to shape their built environment. A table was built to host gatherings over the course of the spring semester. Each week new prompts, props, and prosthetics transform the table to meet the needs of those who gather. With the table as a proxy, this thesis considers the in-between spaces that relate and separate us and speculates on how architects can work with communities to gain trust, listen to what is missing in people's lives, and answer that call through care in the built environment.
Archive of Gatherings
The evolution of the table over the course of the semester.
Collage an Ingredient for Care
The first gathering where visitors were asked to collage and ingredient for care.
The first time the table moved away from the architecture building, acting as a bridge between our community and the public.
Film and animation
The table acts as a portal that reveals the quilters of Gee's Bend Alabama, who I have been inspired by throughout the semester.
What Ties Us Together
Students gather to reflect on what ties us together today, tomorrow, and in the future. In collaboration with Asta Thrastardottir and Jack Tufts.
First person footage from table gatherings.
- Design Engineering
- Digital + Media
- Furniture Design
- Global Arts and Cultures
- Graphic Design
- Industrial Design
- Interior Architecture
- Jewelry + Metalsmithing
- Landscape Architecture
- Nature-Culture-Sustainability Studies