This week is finals week for design/architecture schools in NYC, apparently.
Yesterday, I was on the Pratt jury for their ID finals.
Tomorrow and Friday are FIT thesis projects. I’ve been asked to jury those too.
Monday is the CCNY 3rd year architecture finals. I’ve been asked to jury those, too.
Fortunately, I’d seen half the projects I helped critique yesterday at midterm. I had not seen the other half, as at midterm, the critics were split into two groups, each seeing half the total projects. But yesterday, though the plan was to split the critics/projects in half again, only 3 of the 6 jurors showed, forcing a double packed day.
I was very pleased to see significant improvement in the projects I’d seen at midterm. Ultimately, those were all very successful. Unfortunately, it seemed the ones that my group hadn’t seen at midterm were the less successful of the two groups, though surely there were some winners in that group also. There were, thankfully, no disasters0 all the projects ranged from decent, to outstanding.
The jurying process though is really exhausting. I’d had less than an hour’s sleep going into it, and the 14 hour day did not help. Fortunately, I was able to stumble in, put all the electronics on their various chargers, and pass out.
Today I’m trying to do all the stuff I didn’t do yesterday. Also, expect another egg post soon.