Pinstagrammed! Internet as Muse


  • Gabriel Kaprielian Temple University
  • Andrew Santa Lucia Temple University


The resulting paper came out of a series of conversations between Gabriel Kaprielian and Andrew Santa Lucia. This dialog began at NCBDS 2017 and continued throughout the year as we discussed individual and shared interests in architecture and our approaches to pedagogy. While we often explored different themes, methods of design, and representation techniques, there was a common interest in understanding and interrogating the process and resulting outcomes as they related to architectural education. Discussing the merits and pitfalls of the Internet as architectural muse provided for rich conversation in which we took stances on why and how to embrace or resist the Internet and the proliferation of the digital image in architecture education. The resulting paper is more a series of questions rather than answers. We invite the reader to answer these questions for themselves and take a stance of their own.