Michael J. Farris


Is a senior architecture student at The Rhode Island School of Design, RISD, and recently studied abroad at the ETH Zurich,  during the Fall 2021 semester. Addionally, he is concenrtating in The Theory Hisoty of Art & Design.



As a future entrepreneur, Michael is fascinated by thresholds, third spaces, contested lands, and everything that lies in the "in-between". Living within these intersections allows him to increase the surface area of serendipity.


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Michael J. Farris


Is a senior architecture student
at The Rhode Island School of Design, currently studying abroad at the ETH Zurich, department of architecture for the Fall 2021 semester.

As a future entrepreneur, Michael is fascinated by thresholds, third spaces, contested lands, and everything that lies in the "in-between". Living within these intersections allows him to increase the surface area of serendipity- a tool that is all too often forgotten.

He is currently looking for a full-time paid internship from May 2022-August 2022. 

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Drowning Debris

Utalizing virtual reality program, Gravity Sketch, it gave us the opportunity to mold and virtually create objects with our hands that we have seen in varies churches across Europe. We questioned the notion of gravity early in the process. While designing our first columns, organizing them from ground to sky felt absurd in the absence of both.  

We spotlighted three elements: the column, the chain, and the debris. As one progresses through the assortment of elements, the columns begin to scatter and dissolve. The chain thus links these elements, acting as an opposing force to the thick columns. Under tension, they keep  them in a coherent whole, resisting the entropy of a world under expansion.

Critic: Karin Sander