Installation and Artifact Design, 2023Rhode Island School of Design

To read is to . . .

To read is to . . . was an exhibition designed in collaboration with Spenser Atlas, RISD Furniture MFA ‘23, and held at RISD from April 8–15, 2023. It features 10 reading forms designed by Lydia Chodosh, each encapsulating a single definition of reading and expressing a formal writing tool aligned with that definition. Alongside the use of metaphor, a book of cutouts expresses To read is to reveal. Employing polysyndeton, an accordion book unfolds onto the floor to illustrate To read is to extend.

The shelf and displays were designed by Spenser Atlas in tandem with the objects—they suggest the form of unfolding books and allow for open engagement and interaction with the objects.