In response to the feelings of tension, unease and anxiety after the conclusion of the US election, a group of second-year M.Arch students built a communal art piece in the Wurster Courtyard last week. Titled “A House of Cards” and designed by second-year Master’s of Architecture student Kevin Moultrie-Daye, the installation was built with the help of other M.Arch second-years James Skarzenski, Brenda Zhang, Colin Griffin, Jeremy Ferguson and Lawrence Lazarides.
Based on the Eames’ House of Cards toy set, the collaborative mural allowed participants to customize and design their own panel and then add it to the growing structure, visually connected through a gradient of shifting colors. “We thought it a fitting metaphor for both the nature of democracy and the state of the union,” explained Moultrie-Daye.
The designers of the installation described it in a short poem:
A House of Cards
Fragile but still it stands
Every color from one light
How will you shape it?