It's 2014. Big news.
It's here: the Accelerated Learning Laboratory Design Competition has come to a close, and the winner has been announced. A huge congratulations to Bao Quoc Dang, Damien Chun-Jin Lim and Abel Mebratu Feleke for taking out the first place with their winning scheme, titled Me to Me. The exhibition opens in the Cullity Gallery at the University of Western Australia's Nedlands Campus this coming semester, so I will look forward to checking it out. Again, congratulations!
With the start of the new year, there's new things on the horizon. I'm not going to detail them out in fully - for that, you can refer to a post from a few weeks ago - but there's more to come:
The thrilling continuation: THE INTERN Writing Series returns with a special three day, triple-header blockbuster spectacular on the 19th of January. Before you decry this proclamation with reasoning that all other entries have been on Tuesdays, there's good reason. Next week, I will be attending a week-long camp with Aspire UWA, a university-funded program that aims to bridge the gap between those who may not have the opportunity or consideration of attending university, and providing those options, while also being a port of call for any questions or queries they have.
This week-long camp is focused on the Science and Design aspects of university life - and being quite the outspoken ALVA representative of the Aspire UWA program, it's fitting that I have been asked to assist for the camp. Teaching architecture is fun! The high school students always have questions, with the added "So you're like Ted Mosby?" remarks. Yes, I am Ted Mosby. It's all in the name of promoting the faculty, and I have no problems with talking about something that I feel passionate about.
But where's the reason for this triple-header blockbuster spectacular? Between 9:00am and 3:30pm, I won't be required to stay on camp. Where else to go but back to the office? At least three 4-hour stints guaranteed. The new year is here, and I'm ready to get back in it. Saturday will be filled with the regular hospitality job requirements, so Sunday will be the release day for all this nonsense. Updates on Sunday? Ooops. Watch out for it.
And then, from the week after, begins another camp - Fairway UWA Summer School begins, and I'd be stone cold crazy to allow the other faculties to be over-represented and overbearing compared to ALVA. NOT ON MY WATCH. This four-day camp pairs us up with faculty-minded students and they spend the four days learning about the different faculties. These are Year 12 students, so those TISC-esque choices that most of them will make near the end of the year seem extremely daunting - luckily, the Summer and Winter schools gives them another column of support, along with all year long discussion via online forums. I only wish I had the same opportunities.
Besides the recent update post, a few developments have come along. When the time is right, they will be revealed. All in good time.