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Catherine Trugman

Lecturer/Visiting    Interior Design    

An interior designer with more than 18 years of professional experience, Catherine Trugman explores how the built environment influences human behavior and interaction. Recently, she completed a body of work documenting the sacred and private space of the mikvah (a Jewish ritual bath), from its ancient roots in nature through modern interior spaces whose design is in accordance with biblical texts while its contemporary use is undergoing reinterpretation as a transformative space. Her current project focuses on Fourth Place (human interaction in a non-tangible community) and how our built environment promotes, controls or inhibits access to this space. A licensed interior designer focused on sustainability, Catherine received her MFA in Interior Design at Georgia State University, and a BFA in Art/Interior Design from The University of Georgia and has lived and worked in both New York City and Atlanta.