I hope everyone is having a lovely Sunday. I wanted to share with you that we have set up a gofundme in the hopes of gaining financial support in purchasing materials for the build. If you would like to contribute to our project, follow the link above. No contribution is too small and we are grateful for all and any support we receive.
I would also like to share that I met with Rachel Meginnes, Visiting Instructor of Art, this past Friday about our project. I am so grateful for the support we have received from the college and for the wonderful conversation I had with Rachel. We talking through her questions and I explained our process moving forward. I appreciated Rachel’s approach to our conversation because after we discussed the basics, she went on to share with me information about ‘building’ in relation to art. She introduced me to Andrea Zittel work and it spoke to me about the possibilities for the future of art, design, sustainability, intentional living, and community. Our future truly is now! Thank you Rachel for the wonderful conversation and I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to learn from you this past semester!
All the best,
As we move forward with our project, I have taken it upon myself to develop a self-designed internship that encompasses the interdisciplinary nature of this project. As an art major, I am interested in the design and construction embodied in this project. My interests in environmental studies, psychology, and education will all show their faces as I learn about human connections, habits, sustainable living, and the value of learning from hands on experience.
In the hopes of spending my summer building a tiny home I reached out to an organization, Live Simply Colorado, based out of my home town, Denver. With resources and personal connections, this organization will help with construction taking place in a timely manner.
Today, I had the pleasure of talking with the Barbara Mariner, Managing Directer, and after an educational and empowering conversation I received an email from her reaffirming our decision to work together this summer as mentor and mentee. My enthusiasm for this project was immediately heightened upon receiving this email and I am ecstatic to move forward with our final proposal. I cannot wait to work with Barbara as she is a well-spoken and well-rounded professional that I will be able to gain knowledge and understand from as well as learning about myself and the community she has been able to establish through her organization.
I am looking forward to an educational, inspiring, challenging, identity defining, and mind blowing summer project.