Architecture &
Design Research

The Uncomfortableness
of Getting into
Bed with Others

Chicago, IL
Client: Self-initiated

“The Uncomfortableness of Getting into Bed With Others” was an architectural installation accompanying a symposium on March 11 at School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The project is a piece of large furniture which temporarily replaces the traditional seating in the Neiman Center. Using seating as a method of questioning “participation” as a methodology in art and architecture (the symposium’s topic), the installation takes the form of a large bed which participants must negotiate while attending the day’s events. Low to the ground, the project is intended to challenge one’s sense of personal space, ergonomics, and the implications of sharing space with others.