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Public Lecture: New Challenges by Minsuk Cho

Please join the School for a public guest lecture by Minsuk Cho, founder of Seoul-based firm Mass Studies
Architect Minsuk Cho, the founder of Seoul-based Mass Studies will discuss the many external forces and urban ecologies at play – mainly that of culture and nature – that have informed his recent architectural works, whether it be within the political, environmental, or social context the city, its history and its future.

He will present independent and symbiotic approaches where the crossing of stimuli become the impetus of his architectural approach. An exhibition about urban and architectural evolutions over a span of a century on the Korean Peninsula, a display of hope through a speculative architecture in the rich ecology of the DMZ, a new space for the Seoul Cinematheque to highlight an important cultural ecology within the city, and a new large-scale cultural complex that is a renaissance of a defunct industrial complex along the Han River in central Seoul that will bring a new flow of energy and define a new urban destination.

Event details

Date: Thursday 2 May
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: Lecture Theatre 101: New Law School Building (F10), Eastern Avenue, Level 3, Law School Building, Camperdown NSW 2006

Minsuk Cho founded the Seoul-based firm Mass Studies in 2003. He has been committed to the discourse of architecture through socio-cultural and urban research, and mostly built works, which have been recognized globally. Representative works include the Pixel House, Missing Matrix, Bundle Matrix, Shanghai Expo 2010: Korea Pavilion, Daum Space.1, Tea Stone/Innisfree, Southcape, Dome-ino, the Daejeon University Student Dormitory, and was recently selected to design the new Seoul Cinematheque and the Danginri Cultural Space. Active beyond his practice, he co-curated the 2011 Gwangju Design Biennale, and was the commissioner and co-curator of the Korean Pavilion for the 14th International Architecture Exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia, which was awarded the Gold Lion for Best National Participation. In late 2014, PLATEAU Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, held their first ever architecture exhibition, highlighting his works in a solo exhibition titled "Before/After: Mass Studies Does Architecture." Cho is an active lecturer and speaker at symposiums worldwide.