Architecture is a full-time part of my life since I discovered it is an exercise in narrative. Not only about the construction, but also, and more, about people. Renzo Piano expressed it as well: “Architecture is the art of telling stories.” The making of space for the theater of everyday life. In the same way, I do believe architecture is an answer to make positive changes in the world. In fact, the art of build already shows us through time that it permits to create amazing shared spaces dedicated to culture and open-minding.
Museums can provide a message of tolerance and integrity for their visitors!
Nowadays, the architectural works which impress me the most are museums. They are a great representation of what architecture can offer to the world. For example, places such as the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC could provide vivid and dynamic artworks to the public like “Pulse” designed by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer. In this new kind of interactive exhibition people can play with all their senses and engage their feelings to others. What about sharing your footprint or heartbeat to strangers? What does it involve about yourself and the way you take part of the community called “the World?”
Moreover, art has often been a weapon against social injustice and matters. Art is universal. And when, in such places as museums, it is freely available to everyone; its impact can be incredibly positive!
Another interesting example of the real changes art can produce is the Burning Man Festival. Each summer, a community of artists from all continents regroups themselves in the desert to create something new and wonderful. This event is the proof that a group of people which embody the same idea of diversity can connect their strength and ideas to create new shared and amazing experiments! Feelings are global. Feelings overpass language and culture; they are the key to understand and accept the others and learn to live together as a whole.
However, such festivals are expensive and can’t be accessed by everyone. That’s how museums can play an important role to expend their impact.
Thus, the Renwick Gallery of Washington, DC offers a special free exhibition called “No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man” to present pieces of artworks from the festival and the David Best’s Temple. This incredible sacred interior space, without any religious affiliation, creates an opportunity for everyone to share the memory of their missed loved ones. Each person is invited to make a personal inscription and to add it to the temple. It is the perfect example of how scenography can be elevated to a higher-level of reflection and believes without losing its universal character.
In essence, those places are tools to make positive changes in the world by teaching people of every age, communities, countries, languages, religions and more, to share experiences which only involve being alive. Museums designed to welcome such kind of interactive exhibitions can provide a message of tolerance and integrity for their visitors! It is how I plan to work for making a positive impact on the well-living of people.
I want to create meaningful exhibition for people in the future
I am an independent interior designer from France. During the past years, I worked each day to improve the life of families by offer them solutions for their interior living spaces. First, I listen; then I understand their feelings and reflect to design positive creative answers with an aesthetic sensibility.
After getting an Associate Degree in spatial and interior design in June 2018, I believe myself ready to work on a bigger scale. I remembered my 2 years spent in a School of Architecture few years ago, and would like to pursue my studies in that major. More, it seems for me essential to improve my English skills and be graduated for a diploma with an international value. For those reasons I chose to study abroad in the US instead of France.
Thus, the first step of my long-term plan is to get a Bachelor’s Degree of Art in Architecture based on creative studies. This major is filled by cross-courses in design, art, history, scenography and sociology. For this goal, I applied to be transferred as an international student in a School of Architecture around Washington, DC, and Baltimore. Those cities, not far from New York too, are known for their vivify concentration of art scene and museums!
Then, the second step would be to find a job which permit me to work on the museum’s scenography as an Exhibit Designer in this area. Which interested me about this career’s purpose is that it is located at middle position between interior design, space planning and architecture. It also involves skills in communication and people interactions which are part of my experience as an entrepreneur.
Your strength is measured by the way you multiply people around you
My increasing curiosity about the various kinds of arts, adding to my strong planned studies, could permit me to get opportunities in that field and create meaningful exhibitions for people in the future. By designing spaces, I hope to offer new open-minded experiments for visitors in a mutual partnership with artists.
To make it append, I feel necessary to have a mentor in design industry and connecting with the dynamic of art’s communities. Getting advice about architectural experiences could be helpful too. Indeed, making design and architecture, ephemeral or not, is a team working. You can’t stay alone in that field: your strength is measured by the way you multiply people around you. Diversity is fundamental for a soulful creativity!
Finally, I feel and believe that working as an exhibit designer in a famous museum, in reference to the above examples of the Hushhorn Museum and the Renwick Gallery, can make strong positive change on people, both citizens and occasional visitors! Moreover, thanks to new technologies and social media sharing, the range can be extended on a global scale.
The impact I want to have is to pursue the valorization of dynamic and interactive artworks in order to make art accessible to the largest majority; educate children, but also adults of gathering and sharing feelings. I have the ambitious target to make people accept and cherish the world diversity!