TEAMS 5 & 11 MERGE: PRODUCTIVE CHAOS ENSUES
In the early hours of the 2015 Vortex Competition, Professors Sanda Iliescu and Phoebe Crisman joined forces and merged the Cultural Landscape Teams 5 and 11. Sources close to the Professors described the agreement as bilateral and unchallenged.
Reasons cited for the merger focus on a preference for collaboration over competition. Team members registered a lack of surprise by this decision, given the research-intensive nature of cultural landscape discovery and production. “The merger will allow us to delineate bodies of work more efficiently,” stated M. Arch freshman Meredith Blake, “hopefully.”
Critics have widely lauded the decision, though admitting it is still early in the competition. Allison Slomski, sophomore and Vortex neophyte describes the dynamic thus far as “more open” than she had expected it to be. “Work has been critiqued, not the person.” Other sources confirm the dramatic development to be a relief, and have cited it as encouraging sharing and openness, rather than intransigence and discord.
Despite being hailed as a logistical masterstroke, notable team luminaries Meg Baldwin and Jennifer Livingston remain curiously taciturn, suggesting currents of disapprobation. Regarding the blitzkrieg merger, few students could be found to voice unpopular opinions of Professors Crisman and Iliescu’s decision. The shadowy architects of the coup could not be reached for comment.
by embedded correspondent Will Green, 3rd year MArch, Architectural Design