Meet the Arch_Kiosk Bloggers!
Jessica Jorge (alternate Mondays) is beginning in the M.Arch program this fall. After working in arts education in New York for several years, she decided to return home to the Boston area to purse her interest in architecture and design at last. She studied English Literature and Art History at Middlebury College and is excited to write and reflect on her first year and her past adventures on Arch_Kiosk.
Kristina Eldrenkamp (alternate Mondays) is a second-year M.Arch who grew up just 8 miles from Building 7. She studied art history and studio art at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota where she discovered a love of making and drawing. Since moving to Somerville to work at an architecture firm four years ago, she has developed interests in design-build, energy modeling, pedestrian street infrastructure, and colored pencils.
Susanna Pho (alternate Tuesdays) is a third year M.Arch student who hails from sunny Southern California. Having recently completed her B.A. in Architecture at U.C. Berkeley, she is incredibly excited to live in a city where beanies can be worn un-ironically. When she is not geeking out in studio, Susanna can be found wandering aimlessly through Boston or buying unnecessary art supplies in bulk at Blick.
Laura Schmitz (alternate Tuesdays) is a seasoned third year M.Arch student with an undergraduate Architecture degree from SUNY Buffalo reflecting on the resulting sub-culture and daily life of MIT architecture students.
Jin Hui Huang (Alternate Saturdays) comes from a city of fish boats, steamships and ferryboats with no clear boundary between water and land. She completed her undergraduate studies amidst of forests and farmlands at University of Virginia, and had her first job in Phoenix among the cactus while kissed by the sun. An avid traveler on her spare time, she is currently pursuing her Master of Architecture in MIT while contributing to this informative platform.
Lizzie Yarina (Fridays) is a Yooper (meaning she hails from the isolated and lovely Upper Peninsula of Michigan) but for the last 4 years she has been building buildings and studying architecture in the metro Boston area. Some days she’s not sure she wants to be an architect, but every day she’s interested in maps, diagrams, adaptive reuse, and graph paper in various formats. Her BS Arch is from the University of Michigan (2010) and she is currently pursuing a dual Masters in Architecture and Urban Planning (2016).
Nushelle de Silva is a second-year SMArchS in History/Theory/Criticism, and completed her BA in Architecture at Princeton University in 2011. She makes her home at the intersection between library and archive, but is always happy to exit stage left to her beloved Sri Lanka. She spends her time
crying over writing about her island’s chequered past in Commonwealth English, and assiduously hoarding spices/craft supplies/groanworthy puns.
Caroline Murphy is a first year SMArchS student in the History, Theory and Criticism of Architecture program. She is from Toronto, Canada where she completed a BA in Architecture at the University of Toronto and worked in education at various art galleries. She is looking forward to writing on various lectures, symposia, and architectural and arts discussions both at and around MIT.
FORMER CONTRIBUTORS: Mariel Villere, Barry Beagan, Nadia Wiwatwicha, Kyle Barker, Erioseto Hendranata, Ulises Reyes, David Moses, Ryan Kuo, Caner Oktem, Elizabeth Galvez