Today MD shares photos from open studios of the fellows at the American Academy in Rome as well as graduate students of the Yale School of Architecture. Have you recently opened your studio? What do you love most about opening your studio? What do you fear most? Are you planning on opening your studio for the first time soon? Here are some tips:
- Hang early. Last minute details can stress anyone out the day before opening, but a week before is a breeze.
- Know why you are opening your doors. Have an intention, even if it’s as simple as ‘I am here to share my work.’
- Be ready to talk. Have at least a sentence or two that informs your visitors about your work.
- Cool and sharp. Wear something that is both comfortable and makes you beam with confidence.
- Have snacks. It puts everyone at ease, but keep the bar far from the work.
- Know how much. Have an image based check list.
- Have backup. Ask your friends to come. Three people talking about your work is better than one, and gives you a break when needed.
- Smile. Today is your day!
Let us know about your experience. Share photos and we will share them with the MD community on Tumblr and Instagram.Stay open,
Stephanie & the MD team
This last week graduate students from the Yale School of Architecture opened their communal studio to show their sketches of Rome from their one-week workshop. Thanks to Michael McGrattan, Mansi Maheshwari, Swarnabh Ghosh, Eleanor Measham, and Yoojin Han for sharing photos. Check them out! They’re mighty beautiful. And if you like what you see, there are more here.
All photos at the Academy courtesy of Fotografia Altrospazio Roma.