Garden/Pleasure investigates what a garden symbolizes as a space of myth and making; 7 booths, 1 per team. Each booth installation team/pair mixed artists, architects, psychologists, writers, journalists, and other producers.
Commissioned by Artspace for the City-Wide Open Studios festival with support from the National Endowment for the Arts in the Fall of 2017.
Coordinated by: Ian Donaldson.
Participating Artists/Architects: Caitlin Thissen, Jeannette Hinkle, Daniel Glick-Unterman, Dwight Portocarrero, Carr Chadwick, Olisa Agulue, Christian Golden, Lani Barry, Vasilieva Polina, Caitlin Baiada, Tara Marchelewicz, Yo-E Ryou, Matthew Wolff, Hyeree Kwak, Jeongyoon Song, Kevin Huang.
Caitlin Thissen/Jeannette Hinkle booth exterior
Caitlin Thissen/Jeannette Hinkle booth interior
Caitlin Thissen/Jeannette Hinkle booth interior hanging poetry tags reminiscent of dark cell phone screens
“City of 7 Billion: A Constructed World”: A two-year project building on research surrounding issues of global urbanization and sustainability. In 2013, Hsiang and Mendis received the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows Latrobe Prize, funding research leading to advances in architecture, as well as the Hines Research Grant for Advanced Sustainability. The exhibition was supported in part by the Yale School of Architecture’s exhibition program.
The project and exhibition team were led by Hsiang and Mendis, and includes Robert Cannavino ’14 M.Arch., Andrew Ruff ’15 M.E.D., Brent Sturlaugson ’15 M.E.D., and Miroslava Brooks ’12 M.Arch. The YSoA exhibition team includes Alfie Koetter ’11 M.Arch., director of exhibitions, and Alison Walsh, exhibition coordinator. YSoA students assisted in the final production of project components.
Caitlin Thissen, Dan Marty, and Anne Lawren composed, edited, and printed final images and drawing sets.