John Hong to Deliver Keynote at University of Virginia

hong lectures at UVA

John Hong will return to his alma mater, The University of Virginia SARC to deliver the Open House Keynote lecture, Psychedelic Architecture: Towards a New Allegory. We hope you can join us!
Event Details: Campbell Hall 153, Monday, 10/28, 6:00pm. The lecture is free and open to the public.

John Hong will introduce the recent work of his firm SsD through the rubric of ‘Psychedelic Architecture.’ By reflecting on the radical social shifts of the 1960’s and early 1970’s he will draw uncanny parallels with the environmental and cultural changes taking place today. Where ‘Metabolist’ and Situationist’ architecture of the ’60’s offered alternative forms of practice and discourse however, Hong calls for a current and more deeply engaged look at form and allegory (as opposed to form and function), that meets the global challenges of today.