The goal of my practicum work is to highlight the negotiations inherent in giving and receiving support. Thinking of cooperation as the driving force behind these negotiations, the work positions support not as a means to an end but as the end in itself —a form of being together in action.
Using the material language of architectural infrastructure, I have created a set of adjustable supports that extend to fit into various spaces. Attempting to share the load with the existing architecture, the supports are positioned in a space between utility and metaphor. The moments of intersection between the supports and the space are mediated by foam blocks. The distressed foam embodies the flexible negotiations and internal processes that are often invisible in relationships of support.