Back to Basics


In the week after graduating, I’ve decided to throw myself back into “I want to learn more about design” mode and have been concocting a sort-of syllabus for myself for the next few months. It’s sort of a foundations-again idea for me, since architecture foundations at DAAP and design foundations are two completely separate things–which is a real shame in my view. What I’m aiming for is a increase in manual skill (drawing, craft, etc.) and also a more rounded knowledge of design as a whole (so, reading more into graphic and industrial design). So far I’ve bought probably the largest sketchbook I’ve ever had (14″ x 17″) and have amassed a small library of books from the DAAP library. I will be writing posts about what I’m learning about said books (and actually post the list at a slightly later date) but this is my summer plan so far, sort of.

I’m also hoping for the opportunity to work with DAAPcamps this summer, but that depends on how many students sign up. That and I may be babysitting for someone my sister knows. Both of these would give me an income, which will be much appreciated–especially since the former seems like a lot of fun (working with high school students in their probably first experiences with architecture/design) and the latter seems lower-key, maybe (it would be for a 7-month old . . . so we’ll see about that.)

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