My name is Veronica Acosta. I'm a master of architecture student at Parsons the New School for Design - School of Constructed Environments and received a BA in Architecture from Clemson University. I am very interested in phenomenology and the everydayness of design. I was born in the capital of Paraguay, grew up in rural South Carolina, studied in Barcelona, and now live in New York City. Something that became a constant theme in all the places I lived and experienced were the people, the culture, and the way architecture reflected the lifestyle of the people there. I believe in the importance of place in establishing personal identity, the power of place making, and the architect's role in community building and society in general. My passion lies in people and the power that constructed environments have on our lifestyles; and the power that our lifestyles have on constructed environments. We are the place that surrounds us. We are defined to a high extent by the memories and the schemata developed by the places, conditions, and things we interact with everyday. I am less interested in what architecture is and more interested in what architecture does, as a piece of a larger system. Architecture has the power to have such an enormous effect on us. How can we channel that more deeply to embed specific attitudes into the people that inhabit the places we design?
This website is a narrative of my design process and evolution through the years.
Thanks for visiting!
GEOGRAPHIC LIFE HISTORY:
ages 0-11: Asuncion, Paraguay;
ages 11-22: South Carolina;
ages 22+: New York City.
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