My first post was nearly a month ago and I have been experiencing guilt pains over how business-y it was and have come to the realization that I need to chill out a bit and get in real talk mode. My husband began blogging as well and I can't help but imagine us spending Sunday afternoons at an internet cafe sharing our thoughts with the world and chuckling over sentence structures and word choices. Of course, I will continue the narrative of my thesis project over the course of the year, but I will also be scouting for architecture in other aspects of my life.
--Anyway, the academic year is starting up again. I enjoyed some back to school shopping with a dear friend this weekend so I am really getting geared up. The problem with starting a sixth year of undergrad is explaining why I am starting a sixth year of undergrad. "No, it's not a masters program," "I knew that I would be in school for six years," "I work full time and go to school at night." These are just a sampling of the phrases I will use to defend my situation throughout the year to come. But to support my defense, I plan to focus on the ideas from my thesis and getting whoever it is that I am talking to, to understand and believe in my research and design. What better way to be able to converse about what I am working on, than to have an explanation in my back pocket at all times. Enter, the business card.
So this is what I am thinking...I want to come up with an infographic of three icons to describe my client (Girl Scouts of Eastern PA), site (1300 block of Ridge Avenue), and building concept (integrating civic building with specific audience to improve a neighborhood) on the back of a standard 2" x 3.5" business card.