Legacy Bank: When it Will Have Been

Core Architecture Studio 2

Spring 2013

Karla Rothstein, critic, with Jennifer Preston

A bank is, both, a repository and a site of calibrated transformations; a place of quantifiable collection and a space of occasional enigmatic alchemy.

A Legacy Bank is a temporal repository of future possibility, an impermanent archive with a capacity to disappear. Our studio explored intersections of banking, time and the legacies we leave behind, where the exactitude of accounting is balanced with the imprecision of selective cognitive memory. Projects reshape the present with an awareness of remembered pasts and a persistent drive for anticipated futures. Each project defines the nature of accumulations and disbursements, including the precise mechanisms and durations of deposits, retrievals and transactions.

Legacy is the impact of investment. It is what is left behind, and enables future possibility.

Brittany Roy A/B
Lily Wong C
Lorenzo Villaggi D/E/F/G
Sissily Harrell H
George Louras I