Daria Agapitova is NYC-based spatial designer and FSA 2022 Curatorial and Design Fellow.
While pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture with a minor in Philosophy at Syracuse University, Agapitova studied design theory, social studies, and the humanities, which led to her deep interest in the subject of spirituality. Her participation in several university-led research projects and exhibitions instigated her questions relating to architecture’s mediation of power structures, inclusivity, and the representation of human expression. For her final thesis, she designed a meditation pavilion that considered how architecture contributes towards higher forms of individual consciousness, inspiring novelty of perception and deepening connection with one’s inner being.
Through her Fellowship with FSA, Agapitova aims to establish herself as an emerging curator that addresses innovative forms of spatial and conceptual presentations of art and architectural projects that may simultaneously engage with communal, spiritual, and religious practices.