Aug 25, 2023
In the realm of architecture, the connection between our built environment and the world around us often takes center stage. But what if we told you that a single element, calcium, serves as a bridge that binds us, not just to our surroundings, but to life itself? Calcium binds us, resides within us, and surrounds us. In this episode of Hilary Topper on Air, Hilary speaks with Korynn Newville, architectural designer, artist, and author of Indiscernible Elements: Calcium.
The conversation delves deep into Korynn's book, Indiscernible Elements: Calcium, which explores the profound connection between calcium and our existence. It's an exploration of how this essential element not only resides within us but also shapes our understanding of life and death.
Korynn beautifully elaborates on this concept, explaining how calcium is intricately woven into the fabric of our bodies, our structures, and our environment. It's a reminder that we are not isolated entities but are part of a larger, interconnected web of life.
Korynn shares the inspiration behind choosing calcium as the focal point of her book. She discusses how this unique element symbolizes both life and death, acting as a catalyst for her exploration of mortality and the cyclical nature of existence.
One of the most thought-provoking aspects of Korynn's book is her exploration of death from the perspective of calcium. The interview delves into how this exploration has influenced Korynn's personal perception of death and the insights it has brought forth.
Korynn Newville is an artist, designer, and environmental activist. She received a master's degree in architecture from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a bachelor of design from the University of Minnesota. She is currently an architectural designer studying to become a licensed architect and strives to utilize sustainable building practices in her professional projects.
She has a passion for creating artwork through common materials that are used to construct the buildings she designs. She believes in the use of our imagination to offer new solutions to problems and her artwork is her voice to tell the story.
For more information about Korynn or to purchase her book, Indiscernible Elements: Calcium, visit www.newvillekorynn.com.