Convergent Flux Book Launch at Van Alen and Harvard

Park and Hong's new book, Convergent Flux: Contemporary Architecture and Urbanism in Korea has been published by Birkhäuser and the Harvard GSD. Please join us for the book launch at the Van Alen Institute or at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Van Alen Event
When: Thursday, 25 April, 630pm
Where: Van Alen Institute, 30 West 22nd Street Ground Floor (enter through Van Alen Books), New York, NY 10010

Harvard GSD Event
When: Friday, 26 April, 1pm.
Where: Stubbins (Room 112), Gund Hall, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

convergent flux korea

From “hermit kingdom” to economic powerhouse, the small nation of South Korea has experienced vast cultural, societal, and urban shifts in the last century. Although this state of flux is symptomatic of many nations that have undergone rapid industrialization, the story of Korea is somehow more condensed, more marked by upheaval, and through its radical transformation, more able to emerge as a nexus of design culture. Authors Jinhee Park and John Hong examine Korea’s diverse work of the last decade through the lens of five conceptual streams: density, history, topography, materiality, and infrastructure. Please join them in conversation with Mark Rakatansky, Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia GSAPP, as they discuss new, compelling work that has yet to be introduced to major media in the United States.

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