Date of Award

Spring 6-1-2024

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Industrial Design


Industrial Design

First Advisor

Ayako Takase

Second Advisor

Zander Schlacter

Third Advisor

Cas Holman


What does it mean to feel represented in a space?

What does a trans space look like?

How can we queer our interior spaces?

Our world is crafted by the many designers that have come before us. These systems, products, and spaces are built upon assumptions of the bodies that will use and occupy them—namely cisgender, able-bodied, straight folks.

Designing and creating objects as a trans person is an act of radical nature. To take up space, to design for trans luxury, for the sake of beauty, for joy itself, feels counterintuitive to the narratives we’ve been served: that of mere survival. And this is why it must exist, why we must celebrate, interrogate, & own our design language.

This body of work is an investigation in challenging standard notions of spatial dynamics. By redefining the possibilities of how spaces can and should perform, I hope to offer alternatives for how to live in a changing world that must keep up with the needs of our changing identities.



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