Kelsey Aschenbeck


Kelsey Aschenbeck

Thesis

Mourning Small Spaces

 

Bio

Kelsey Aschenbeck is originally from Texas and holds an undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University in Environmental Design with a concentration in architecture. For the last several years she has focused on visual communication for various start-ups in Austin.

At the University of Washington, her work has focused on the context in which technologies are integrated into our world. Whether that be exposing users to larger systems in the home or designing storytelling systems in public places, Kelsey is most interested in the spaces where digital systems and our physical world overlap.

For her thesis, Kelsey identified several homes in her neighborhood of Capitol Hill and nearby neighborhoods that are scheduled for demolition. Situating the prompts by the homes and construction sites, she asks neighbors to document what they will miss the most about the spaces and what they remember most about the ones already gone. With this project, she will explore ways to facilitate the mourning process for smaller, less public spaces that still have an impact on individuals in their neighborhood.

Designer website

 

Education

  • Master of Design, University of Washington, Seattle
  • Bachelor of Environmental Design, Texas A&M University

 

Committee

  • Dominic Muren (Design)
  • Audrey Desjardins (Interaction Design)
  • Mourning Small Spaces by Kelsey Aschenbeck
  • Mourning Small Spaces by Kelsey Aschenbeck
  • Mourning Small Spaces by Kelsey Aschenbeck
  • Mourning Small Spaces by Kelsey Aschenbeck
  • Mourning Small Spaces by Kelsey Aschenbeck
  • House sketch by Kelsey Aschenbeck
  • Postcard of house sketch by Kelsey Aschenbeck
  • Image of construction site by Kelsey Aschenbeck