At the final review at the Harvard GSD, we explored the question of ‘Light Monumentality,’ this time more in depth: How can we address monumentality in contemporary terms when societal, material, and urban forces are in flux? Can the monumental be separated from the monument? What is the intersection of the sublime, the ultra-natural, and … [continue]
We are continuing to explore the theme of 'Light Monumentality' this semester with 12 talented students from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. The site of inquiry is the area surrounding Seoul Station where we have asked students to wrestle with contemporary terms of monumentality in the form of a design proposal for a new … [continue]→
SNU students presented their final images for the 5-day ‘Light Monumentality’ workshop. Rather than the students initially explaining their intentions, in a pedagogical reversal we asked the critics to respond first by only reading into a single large scale image produced by each of the students. SNU Professors Kim Seung Hoy, Kim Jin Kyoon, Peter … [continue]→
SsD was invited by Seoul National University's Department of Architecture to teach a 5-day workshop for their Frontline series. We posed the term 'Light Monumentality' to the students, a topic we have been exploring in our recent work. On the first day, students presented their interpretation of the term. The workshop brief asks to the … [continue]→
Please join us for the lecture 'Light Monumentality' at Seoul National University, 7pm, School of Architecture, 5th Floor. The lecture is part of SNU's annual Frontline workshops. This year SsD is teaching a design workshop at SNU examining contemporary issues of monumentality.