In the Spring of 2015, Jinhee Park was appointed Visiting Professor at the University of Queensland in Brisbane. Her research-oriented design studio looked at applying the principles of ‘Micro Urbanism’ to Pyongyang North Korea, a city that is aggressively over-scaled in its Stalinist planning. Forecasting 30 years into the future when the now heavily fortified … [continue]
Convergent Flux: Korea Society New York | 2011 Stemming from a research project and exhibition at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, this interactive exhibition staged at the Korea Society examines contemporary Korea’s architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design. The twenty-nine projects shown exemplify five interrelated themes that continue to shape modern Korea’s development. The topics of historical transformation, … [continue]→
Jinhee Park has been been appointed Visiting Distinguished Critic at the Spitzer School of Architecture of the City College of NY. Jinhee joins a legacy of internationally renowned educators and practitioners that have included Billie Tsien, Merrill Elam, and Raimund Abraham. She will specifically extend her topic of ‘Micro Urbanism’ in an advanced studio setting. … [continue]→
Last summer, National Chengchi University in Taipei and Professor Kim Seiyong of Korea University invited us to teach at their urban design workshop sponsored by the Taipei City Government. The purpose of the annual global gathering is admirable. In the words of one of the workshop leaders, Professor Kelwin Wang: “Due to globalization, the young generation … [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.
Please join us for the opening reception and roundtable for the NY installation of the exhibit, Convergent Flux, Korea first shown at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Opening Reception and Panel Discussion Panel: Taewook Cha, Felipe Correa, Mark Rakatansky, and Soo-In Yang, moderated by Jinhee Park and John Hong Tuesday, December 7, 2010 6:00 … [continue]→
Jinhee Park and John Hong conducted a sustainability workshop at the Universidad Internacional in Quito, Ecuador. The focus was on on locally scaled water management strategies and how these new statial typologies could define urban territories without segregating them.