Last day of the semester at SVA, photo by Jeffrey Zeldman
With the start of the fall term just around the corner, the smell of freshly sharpened pencils (er, stylii?) is in the air. While there's no denying the excitement of new classes, spaces and professors, not to mention old friends and hangouts, we know that you're really looking forward to getting your hands dirty and making those spaces your own over the course of the semester. After all, it's these signs of life—of being inhabited and used—that truly mark a time and a place in memory.
With that in mind, we're looking to feature your photos from bygone years. Whether you're a rising sophomore, a recent grad or a nostalgic alum, we want to see candid shots of you and your classmates in deep D-school mode. We want to know what your cafeteria looked like, how you hacked your dorm room, where you met your bestie, where you snuck cigarettes—and, of course, what the studio looked like the night before (or should we say morning of?) a deadline. You can even send us pictures of an awesome campus bathroom if you've got 'em.
Here are a few examples of the kind of thing we're looking for:
The engine room at Pratt Institute, photo by George Estreich
The Nature Lab at RISD, photo by Emily Hummel
The architecture school at the Ůmea Institute of Design, photo by Matt Cottam
Now, we know you're wondering, how do I get all of my amazing behind-the-scenes shots to the Core77 team? Easy—submit them to @Core77 on Twitter or @CoreJr on Instagram with the hashtag #designlyfe, send them via e-mail to blogs[at]core77.com, or post them to our Facebook page by 11:59pm EDT, next Thursday, August 28 (for the record, we prefer hi-res images that are at least 880 pixels wide). We'll be publishing our favorites and our editors will select first, second and third place winners for $150, $100 and $50 gift cards to Hand-Eye Supply. We can't wait to see what you come up with!
Indoor bike parking at the California College of the Arts, photo by Daniel Latorre