LINDSEY OLIVIA KRUG

is a designer and researcher based in Chicago, as well as an Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.

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LINDSEY OLIVIA KRUG

is a designer and researcher based in Chicago, as well as an Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.

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05 Eat Where You Sh*t
COM - DES



DATE:    2022


Collaboration with Andres Camacho and Bradley Silling

Awarded Honorable Mention in the 2022 White House Competition by Arch Out Loud
Cloaked in protections and privileges not afforded to the masses, the pristine White House and its occupants face no ramifications for the policies they put forth. The irony in these iron-clad protections of the President is that they result in powerlessness - they leave the Commander-in-Chief unable to act in the face of a motionless Congress and an unchanging Court.

As the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay region sink from glacial rebound, waters rise from global glacial melt, and the Atlantic Gulf Stream weakens, the site of the American White House returns to its marshy, waterlogged origins: the swamp reclaims the South Lawn. A blessing in disguise, the violence of American imperialism has exhausted the continent, leaving the White House swamp as the only remaining frontier. The enactment of manifest destiny is, finally, brought back to the grounds from which the U.S government command center operates.

Here, in their home, each new president has the opportunity to define the conditions in which, and on which, they live. Climate policy is the lived reality of the Commander-in-Chief; public safety and gun regulation is the lived reality of the Commander-in-Chief; infrastructure development is the lived reality of the Commander-in-Chief. The President eats where they shit.


© 2022 Lindsey Krug