Presented by students in The University of Texas at Austin Interior Design Program, Erin Hamilton, Cathryn McCall, Raquel Torres.
Envelop won the first annual Trans-Plan installation competition at the University of Manitoba. The design team installed the project in Winnipeg in February 2016. This project is an attempt to bring awareness to the issue of flooding through the simulation of submersion. The ethereal layers of translucent fabric mimic the rising tide of water as the occupant wades through the narrow channels of the form. Eventually, the delicate seamed openings in the layered drapery become completely enclosed and force the occupant to dip beneath the surface. Once the occupant is completely submerged, they are washed with light and are able to discover the movement of the volumetric form below.
Goldsmith Talks is an open-format series of presentations organized by UTSOA faculty, staff, and students. the series aims to encourage and promote presentations that are outside of the scope of the main lecture series. Examples are: invited seminar presentations, book talks, lectures by designers and scholars who may be in Austin for another engagement, round-table discussions, film screenings, product demonstrations, or any other activity related to research, scholarship, and teaching activities and at the school. The format provides a platform for encouraging the dissemination of work by visitors and members of our community. The goal is to raise awareness, increase access, and better integrate such events within the public life of the school.