Occupying the Third Space

Lu Heintz

We crave comfort and rational surroundings. In an attempt to design a physical representation of an irrational space, we envisioned a wall. A wall creates comfortable surroundings. But can a wall itself be considered comfortable? By entering a space not designed for human interaction nor the comfort of maintaining prolonged conversation, we uncover a third space. The interior of a wall is a space only thought of in terms of enhancing our pleasure on the exterior. As we enter the in-between, we blur and dissociate the boundary in which the function of a wall is programmed to do.

Michael Joseph Farris 


Michael Farris is a problem-solver who excels in the overlap between disciplines. His leadership and team-building experience has taught him that there is greater opportunity for growth when opposing beliefs, perspectives, and experiences unite. Ever since founding and hosting the first student-led podcast series, rizdeology, along with the first-ever fully funded TEDxRISD conference, Michael is a proven leader that knows how to solve and scale ideas.

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Through the ‘critique’ process, Michael has continually crafted narratives, showcased emotions, and created plausible stories, convincing audiences how and why his proposition is viable. Michael has various skills, including Adobe CC, Rhino, AutoCAD, Revit, 2D Drafting, Twin Motion, V-Ray, Gravity Sketch, Unity, Climate Studio, and Photosphere.