CompanySavannah College of Art and Design
ClientEmily Dawson
DesignerEmily Dawson
Prize3rd Place in Other Interior Designs / Other Interior designs
Entry Description

#Celebrate3rdPlace was a series of two exhibitions located in the unfinished basement of a historic downtown Savannah building. These exhibitions were part of a larger thesis that sought to study the rapidly changing definition of Third Place in a world that has been forever changed by technology. The thesis defined Third Place as not only a physical location, but as a moment in time as well. expansion of the previous definition, as outlined by Ray Oldenberg, allowed for a crucial cross pollination between full scale ephemeral design and the experiential study of Third Place. The unfinished basement provided a raw textural backdrop of historic brick, wood joists, and limited light seeping through a small row of windows. A series of scrims were hung around the existing columns to suggest moments of pause. The design focused heavily on creating an opportunity for program with a focus on the gathering and communal spaces found in Third Places. The exhibition utilized light