Throughout our time in Berkeley, we will more than likely inhabit three different rooms. The transient space is ours and for just a short time, however, becomes our home. The old homecoming photos and posters can serve as the only place of consistency and familiarity in the whirl of new faces and experiences. Our rooms seem to be a slight extension of our psyche as we stake claim to it, decorate it and perform our most intimate and vulnerable acts in it — see: sleeping. This project is an opportunity to glimpse into the various bedrooms of some students of UC Berkeley to see the diversity, the personality and intimacy within them. And maybe learn a decorating tip or two.
Mikaela Raphael, San Luis Obispo, California
Major: Conservation resource studies, wildlife biology
Current Location: Cloyne Court
Home is: When there’s dirt in my bed.
Catherine Van Dyke, Pasadena, California
Major: Political economy
Home is: Where there is an endless supply of Butterfingers.
Aly Boyce, Abaco, the Bahamas
Major: Political science and society and environment
Home is: Comfy pillows.
Alastair Boone, San Francisco, California
Major: English, minor in peace and conflict studies
Home is: The place that continually accepts the changes that occur in you when you leave it.
Jack Purvis, Pasadena, California
Major: Cognitive neuroscience
Home is: Where you sleep easiest.
Brian Pugh, Westlake Village, California
Major: Electrical engineering and computer sciences
Home is: A good bomb handjam.
Ryan Hinkley, Orange County, California
Major: Political science
Current Location: KA
Home is: “Home is where you make it.” — Joe Dirt
John Lawson, West Marin, California
Home is: Four kids live in big grown-up house.
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