Coming from the UK, in the context of the wider world, I have been remarkably privileged. In modern discourse, that should go without saying really. But it hits you in remarkable and unexpected ways after spending some time in a place where those immediately around you have comparatively much less.
“I’m a cheap queen, I can be what you like” – King Princess (“Cheap Queen,” 2019). “Cheap queen” is a term that refers to a “queen” in drag who is resourceful, who can make something out of not very much.
The infamous internship, you've heard the horror stories: a gruelling period of hard work for little to no pay. Tireless hours spent on minute details in Revit models, endless sun-studies and Lumion renders that few people will ever see. The implicit expectation to stay at the office late, working unpaid overtime. Work that you spent hours on, disregarded by your supervising architect, who has already changed their mind but not yet informed you. Perhaps not the exciting and inspiring reality of architectural design you hoped it would be. But those are just horror stories right? Just the exception? One bad experience among a plethora of good ones? Right?
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