University of Michigan, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
critics: Ellie ABRONS & Ben SMITH
suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
Scott CLAASSEN: Totally Useless Totems develops a series of architectural totems and their configurations, free of prescribed function or meaning in order to create spaces defined by subjective relationships. These totems are objects that have figure, but shape the space around them primarily through experiential, tactile, or narrative relationships. In this way they embody both the graphic characteristics of images as well as the spatial potential of objects occupying territory.