Begun during my adventures overseas, the Female Expat Project is a collection of artworks about female expatriates and their original ideas about place. On the flip side of expatriates' nomadic lifestyles are contemporary nesting instincts—also explored on this blog. Really it's a publicly-available sketchbook in the cloud supporting my artwork. http://joelledietrick.com
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
100 Days on a Fulbright: Day 27: HFBK
Picture from the main atrium at HFBK. 2017.
Today was filled with my class at HFBK. The group is diverse with students from London, UK; Karachi, Pakistan; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Auckland, New Zealand (but born in China), a German-New Zealand student… One is into social practice, particularly obsessed with objects on the street that are hacked to make said found object more useful. She also lives in a collective neighborhood near the airport where they’ve made their own housing, in sharp contrast to her efficiently-made, government-subsidized apartment from before. Stands in stark contrast with my research on the “brick expressionism” of the Kontorhaus, but that’s for a later post.