SOUVENIR

SHOP  ๐ŸŒŽ



Location contributes an immense amount to how we grow up, develop and feel in the world. It shapes culture, behavior and preferences for everyone, everywhere. Although we don't necessarily choose where we grow up, we carry the lessons learned from those places throughout our entire lives. As we travel and explore the world, we see how different people communicate and live their lives - it opens our minds to things that we never thought were possible. As travel has been limited during the current era, we have felt more deeply the importance of our own homes and craved to get out into the world again and experience other places. All this to say, location plays a significant role in our lives.

Souvenirs are physical objects that often represent places or memories but often fall short of encapsulating the essence of a location. The prompt was to elevate the souvenir through storytelling, process, materiality etc. How can the souvenir be rethought, simplified or enhanced?

Please enjoy our presentation of the Souvenir Shop.



SOUVENIR SHOP ๐ŸŒŽ


Location contributes an immense amount to how we grow up, develop and feel in the world. It shapes culture, behavior and preferences for everyone, everywhere. Although we don't necessarily choose where we grow up, we carry the lessons learned from those places throughout our entire lives. As we travel and explore the world, we see how different people communicate and live their lives - it opens our minds to things that we never thought were possible. As travel has been limited during the current era, we have felt more deeply the importance of our own homes and craved to get out into the world again and experience other places. All this to say, location plays a significant role in our lives.

Souvenirs are physical objects that often represent places or memories but often fall short of encapsulating the essence of a location. The prompt was to elevate the souvenir through storytelling, process, materiality etc. How can the souvenir be rethought, simplified or enhanced?

Please enjoy our presentation of the Souvenir Shop.
This is a particular souvenir that resonates deeply with my high school self and the shenanigans I used to partake in. It is a cubic sample of time, my then front lawn at 8:47 am in Los Alamitos CA,  after my my friends had โ€œforkedโ€™ the grass the night before. This was a retaliation in a long line of pranks we would play on each other through out the school year.

When life gets too serious I like to remember these simpler times and take an easy breath of air.









ยฉ2021
Presented by Orchestra