Sunday, November 21, 2010

VCUQ - Opening of New Wing...

View of the ad-hoc 'logo' from the studio entrance...


Today VCUQ has the inaugural opening event for the school's new wing. The shots above and below are a few, somewhat off the cuff, photos taken from various locales up here on the top MFA floor.

In the upcoming weeks more blog entires will follow from my recent trips to Bahrain, Venice and London...


Constantin Boym, the Department head of the MFA Program, making some last minute adjustments to MFA Student Robert Canak's Anamorphic installation...

The 'stretched' anamorphic blocks that form the colored areas/ highlights of the text...

A, somewhat aligned, view of the words highlighted by the anamorphic blocks of color in the background space...

A MFA student's studio space that's gradually beginning to look a bit like a design studio space should...

Some students looking down, into the atrium, from the MFA floor...

View from the student lounge on the MFA floor...

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

boring and unimaginative. This is what happens when "designers" have no luck in the west. They go to the desert where no one can be critical of their work. Good luck living in the heat and dust of Qatar. Sounds like an amazing place?!?

Thomas said...

Hi Anonymous,

In many ways you're correct... But, within limits, I like to consider the cup half full rather than half empty... Here the skills of a designer can be utilized to improve and change a generic and mundane space into something more dynamic, functional and interesting... So all we now have to do is practice some empirical day-dreaming, and make them real..?!