I woke up and got to the lab just a tad bit early today to print out some readings that I found last night on some ideas for the direction of our project. I found some really interesting articles to look over that I actually enjoyed reading. They weren’t as hard to read as some other ones I have looked at, yet so fruitful with information. I’m currently feeling a little distant from my team because they seem to be working on developing project ideas together before meetings, it happened at our first meeting last week and I’m bringing it up now because I just am a little concerned it might have happened again, as our next meeting approaches in an hour. Its okay and I guess nothing is wrong with that but I just wished at some point they would’ve invited me to brainstorm with them maybe I could had some cool ideas to build on theirs. Maybe its because of convenience, they are in the same suite together and I am not. But like I said I don’t mind much but it just kinda makes feel distant moving forward. On a side note, I’m not sure if its just me misreading people but I get a very competitive vibe from some of my peers. Its starting to get to me a little because it indirectly makes me feel inferior, constantly question myself and just overall not make me feel good about myself. I know it may not be intentional but I can’t help the way I react to certain things some times. I’m learning to try to shake it off and to not take it personal.
Our afternoon consisted of our Luncheon Lecture #3 by Bernard Canniffe a Graphic Designer. His lecture was really inspiring. He talked about the projects he has done with his students from around the country to connect institutions with their neighboring communities. It has made me contemplate what I could I do to help the community in St. Louis through my study of architecture and design at Washington University. I’ve already thought of some cool ideas that I can’t wait to share with my NOMAS chapter