Tommy Tso: “Heirloom”



Graduate student Tommy Tso created the video “Heirloom” for ARC3016 — a Master of Architecture thesis prep course taught by Professor John Shnier in the winter of 2016.

Tommy writes:

“An heirloom is defined as something we pass on. It begins with an intention to sustain a valuable – sentimental or non-sentimental. After which, the physical and metaphysical being of the artifact is tested; an heirloom can be survived by robustness, resilience, relevance, craft, or a combination of these traits. Using the light-bulb as the vessel of this idea, this artificial sun, which also symbolizes truth and knowledge, is passed on from generation to generation like a torch.”

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