Thesis declaration posters for an project with Kelsey Elder on the value, history, and politics of surface.


Design operates as a feedback loop — as surface multiplies so does the value extracted from its public exposure.

The modern human exists and functions based on a subconscious relationship with the capitalist machine; each of us serve as a cog in the machine of surface value production. By simply occupying public space we inherently validate the surface infrastructure of the outward facing urban landscape. We are the virtual transferral link between surface and its value. Design is a mediator and a tool — post-function imagination and speculation for added value and profit.

Completed for an independent investigation under the guidance of Kelsey Elder at the Rhode Island School of Design.

18 x 24 in