Building off their experiences as past residents, Jay Gamble, Mary Rothilisberger, and Angela Zammerilli transformed bleek residential rooms on Elsewheres second floor into comfortable, open platforms for creative living and collaborative art making.

Using materials from the collection they conceptually explore the line between public and private working/living environments within the institution that accommodate both the needs of the residents while critically eulogizing the history of the organization and space.

They designed sculptural foundations for each room that provide privacy, support customization and interact symbiotically with the rooms’ material history. These rooms-within-rooms also hold a general studio system (desks, chairs, lamps, shelves, drawers, push boards, night lights) for private practice work.

The elements in each space allow for a new and innovative traffic flow between rooms (referencing its early days as a boarding house) and the larger architectural schema of Elsewheres future. This process involved excavation, conversation (oral histories of spaces/places), consideration, restoration, preservation, and installation. For more information on this project visit Mary Rothilisbergers website.