UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Award-winning architect, urban planner and educator Dongsei Kim will kick off the 2019-2020 Stuckeman School Lecture and Exhibition Series on September 25 with a talk on mapping and design projects that use the DMZ Korea (DMZ) as a testing ground for rethinking border spaces commonly excluded from nation-states as spaces of inclusion. The talk, hosted by the Penn State Department of Architecture, will begin at 6 p.m. in the Jury Space of the Stuckeman Family Building at University Park.
Based in New York, Kim is an assistant professor in the School of Architecture and Design at the New York Institute of Technology and founder of studio axu. His research and practice examines the relationship between architecture and urban planning and the borders of nation-states at multiple scales.
Kim’s research on the Korean DMZ has been recognized by notable international publications and exhibitions such as the Golden Lion Award winning “Crow’s Eye View” exhibition at the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale; “Real DMZ Project” in Seoul, South Korea; “Over the Boundary” in Brisbane, Australia; and “(im) positions” at the Melbourne School of Design in Melbourne, Australia.
He was named Sherman Family Emerging Scholar by the Korea Society in New York in 2018 and received the Gapado Artist in Residency in 2019.
Kim’s writings have appeared in journals such as Toops, Volume, Inflection, Landscape Architecture Frontiers, Curb, and The Site Magazine, and in books such as “The North Korean Atlas”, “Critical Landscapes”, “Crow’s Eye View” : The Korean Peninsula “and” Chandigarh Repenser “. His work has also been cited in publications such as Domus, The New York Times and Dwell Magazine.
Kim holds a Masters of Design with Distinction from Harvard University Graduate School of Design, a Masters of Science in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University, and a Professional Bachelor of Architecture from Victoria University of Wellington. .
Stuckeman School lectures and exhibitions are free and open to everyone.
Last updated on September 18, 2019