Exterior of the IDC Building.

The IDC logo at the main entrance of the building.

The first time I came to IDC was for my interview was April 2018. I had found a friend of a friend, someone who was soon graduating from the college, and I asked him how his experience at IDC had been. He told me he had learnt a lot, but still sometimes felt like he didn’t know nearly enough. I was a bit puzzled by this. I had hoped that two years of design school ought to be enough to feel reasonably confident you knew something.

I perhaps understand what this meant now that I have spent two years at IDC There is no end to things one can know. There is no finish line you can reach and stop. IDC gave me the time, space and direction required to find and learn new things, but it should not be the end of this journey.

COVID-19 and making plans when nothing is certain anymore

I have barely left my house over the past four months, and it has started to almost feel status quo. One of the most distressing thing about the pandemic for me has been how the future just seems impossible to imagine anymore. I have only been thinking of my life in terms of the next few days and every day feels the same: working interspersed by doomscrolling on the internet. My entire world is reduced to rectangular screens through which I do work, meet friends, and amuse myself.

6 people sitting on a metallic tube. Behind them is a busy road and the David Sassoon Library building.