Raft Museum

Course Description

Jim Nicholls Spring 2020

Course Description

There is history of rafts, and a typology of rafts. Each raft has a story. Each is spatial. Each is material. Each stands for resilience in the face of adversity. Rafts are often lifeboats. Each raft is about the human condition. They represent the life of a refugee, a WWII sailor, a Titanic survivor, an oilrig evacuee… of Huckleberry Finn. They tell stories of survival and hope.
What would a museum of rafts look like?
What would a collection of rafts say?
What stories would your museum of rafts tell?
The studio project is to answer these questions on site at Pioneer Square, Seattle.