Lauren Mikaela Glenn

Material Illumination

Design exists as a field within the domain of material, accompanied by art, engineering, and craft. Working in material allows the designer to develop material fluency, a language that is composed of matter in space. Material can be used to communicate - it can also be used to think. By engaging the body and its senses in the act of making one can connect the space around the body to the space of the mind, allowing ideas to exist in objects and thinking to happen through interaction with material. Through the documentation of a process of making in wood, glass, and light, I explore how the ways we think are inextricably tied to our sensory experiences of, within, and as a part of the material world.

Material Illumination

process photographs, sound recordings, text


A synthesis of learnings from a process of experimental making.