Hava Nagila: A Song for the People
An exhibition at the Museum of Jewish Heritage tracing the cultural history of the song Hava Nagila. A collaboration between design studio MTWTF and architectural firm Situ Studio, the space was designed to convey the range of applications for the song while drawing on its celebratory nature. Different versions of Hava Nagila were played out of parabolic speakers, with corresponding information and imagery etched and embedded into FLOR carpet tiles, a material chosen to aid in strengthening the acoustic qualities of the space.
Photographs by Keith Sirchio
Living Room: Housing Works Builds Housing
Living Room was a space that explored the housing and services provided by Housing Works for homeless individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS in New York City. Set in a full-scale replica of a Housing Works supportive housing unit, the space used a timeline wall graphic and a set of postcards that explained the organization’s history. Living Room was curated by Gavin Browning. Project completed at MTWTF.
New Art/Science Affinities
The result of a “booksprint” organized by the Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University, this book brought together essays on the overlapping of art and science with profiles on artists doing scientifically-minded work such as Atelier Van Lieshout, Brandon Ballengée, Free Art and Technology (F.A.T.), Aaron Koblin, C.E.B. Reas, Philip Ross, Tomás Saraceno, SymbioticA, Jer Thorp, and Marius Watz. Project completed at Thumb Projects.
Experiments in Motion E-Book
Designed in Collaboration with Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, C-Lab, and Audi of America, this electronic publication brought together research about the future of transportation and motion within cities. Project completed at MTWTF.
For my senior thesis at Maryland Institute College of Art, I spent time researching self-help publications and practices with the intent of formulating a cross-disciplinary platform for guiding viewers on a journey of self-reflection. Drawing inspiration from the works of Joseph Campbell as well as New Age ideologies, I developed a set of publications and a guided meditation that centered around the process of descending an enclosed water slide. Books were printed by hand on a risograph at Open Space in Baltimore, MD. Sound in collaboration with Colin Ward, listen here.
Men and Families Center Newsprint Piece
A result of long-term community engagement at the Men and Families Center in East Baltimore, this large-format publication was designed to tell its story and promote its services to potential donors. All content gathered, written, and designed in collaboration with, Claire Mueller and James Holly as part of the Design Coalition course at the Maryland Institute College of Art.
Next Wave Festival Program
A publication created to make the programming and calendar for the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Next Wave Festival available to the public. Keeping in mind the experimental nature of the festival, the book gives heavy focus to distorted, low-res imagery of the festival’s performances, and treats the typographic information as interruptions to the visual experience. Project completed as a student at Maryland Institute College of Art.
Real Food Farm Mobile Market
Real Food Farm is an urban farming initiative located in Baltimore City’s Clifton Park that is focused on making fresh, local food more readily available to the neighborhoods surrounding it. Through MICA’s Center for Design Practice, I and a group of others re-worked their current logo, gave them a more functional identity, redesigned their collateral, and conceptualized and designed their Mobile Farmer’s Market based on research done in the surrounding neighborhoods.
Catalog art direction and design for Green Acres: Artists Farming Fields, Greenhouses, and Abandoned Lots curated by Sue Spaid at the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center. In collaboration with Kristian Bjornard.