The Cool Kids of Architecture
Before you apply, please review the following requirements for eligibility:
Are you a cool kid
Studying at an architecture institution?
Thinking Postmodernism is mid
And preaching socialist redistribution
Popular kids must seize the means of production
How dare you become a corporate intern
After skiing in Gstaad,
You’ll work for Robert Stern.
If you’re a master at Grasshopper,
You will be an instant hottie
You know Bao Bao bags are proper,
Balenciaga footwear if you’re dotty.
The cool kids of architecture follow meme pages
Oh Em Ayy, Dank Lloyd Wright, Load Bearing Column
They take prestigious internships with zero wages
Because money isn’t a problem.
Pay for software?
Any free trial is just a fling
Their list of emails is longer
Than the works of Francis D. K. Ching.
If you mention Kanye, the cool kids will grimace
While they wear his latest shoes
Listening to Zizek is equanimous
But Peterson and Musk are “fools.”
To join, you must attend the elites
New England grad schools are a requirement
They get the best speakers and so many treats
The starchitect, theorist, cocktail environment.
If you want to impress,
Then of course you must show
Why you despise the West,
Over drinks at your summer chateau.
Another requisite is exclusive use of gumball
Absolutely mandatory for all cool kids in archi
Don’t forget writing for Paprika about urban sprawl
And disavowing any systems of hierarchy