Portfolio Agency

Academic | MIT, instructor Ana Miljacki, 2019 
In collaboration with Cloe Wang. All materials presented here are results of teamwork, photography is done by myself.



This project investigates the booming portfolio-preparation agencies, an interesting evolution of the long-existing tutoring industry in some parts of the world. Portfolio agencies target specifically at architecture students and provides customised service to assist with their university application. Based on our research of some famous portfolio agencies in China founded in the past decade, we designed a board game which hopes to provide an informing, holistic understanding of how these agencies function, therefore create a space for critical discussion over some concerning aspects of our discipline, such as unequal access to information and resources, education gentrification, branding and marketing, pedagogy, the boundary of plagiarism, etc.






card design 









*Project presented at the “Play Room” exhibition, hosted by Critical Broadcasting Lab at MIT.
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