• Interior Design (MFA)

    Renee Burdick

    Sensorium | a tactile respite for the people of New York City

    Sensorium is a teahouse and garden located in a historic tobacco warehouse on the Brooklyn waterfront, which offers a respite from the over-stimulating environment of New York City. Dense spectacle can overwhelm the senses—this profusion can dull sensory receptors, which results in a loss of the connection with the built environment. Can the senses be re-engaged by physically removing the body from this stimulation? Sensorium was created to test this question, prioritizing the senses of touch, smell, sound and taste to cultivate sensory awareness through interior design.