Ai Portland Grad Akasha Lawrence-Spence Creates HYMN Space

By: The Art Institutes Filed under: Interior Design

June 1, 2017

Akasha Lawrence-Spence

Akasha Lawrence-Spence, who in 2013 earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from The Art Institute of Portland, was recently featured in the Portland Mercury. The article is titled “HYMN Space’s After-Hours Community: In An Ever-Changing City, A New Venture Brings Artists and Freelancers Together Outside the 9 to 5 Grind.”

Lawrence-Spence created HYMN Space, a community gathering that unites entrepreneurs, artists, and community activists in a collaborative environment. According to the article, “Every Tuesday and Wednesday evening, rain or shine, she can be found at Commissary Café from 6 to 11 pm, either working independently, chatting with regulars and passersby, or hosting an event centered on community engagement.”

The article adds that Lawrence-Spence launched HYMN Space “after noticing she was coming home from work stuck in the same intense mindset that kept her diligent and productive at the office. In the evenings, between tying up some of the day’s loose ends or developing a myriad of passion projects, she found it increasingly difficult to relax in her personal space—to the detriment of her sleep schedule, self-care, and personal relationships.”

Lawrence-Spence is currently an interior designer in the Portland area.

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By: The Art Institutes Filed under: Interior Design

June 1, 2017