Convergent Flux: Korea

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Opening Reception and Panel Discussion
Panel: Taewook Cho, Felipe Correa, Mark Rakatansky, and Soo-In Yang, moderated by John Hong and Jinhee Park
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (panel at 7:00 p.m.)
The Korea Society
950 Third Avenue, 8th Floor

Following a three-part Korean Architecture lecture series, “Design Currents,” The Korea Society, in cooperation with Single speed Design (SsD), The Harvard Graduate School of Design, and the Architectural League present Convergent Flux, Korea, the first cross-disciplinary exhibition of Korean architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning and design mounted in New York City. This exhibition builds upon a Harvard Graduate School of Design lecture series and exhibition, adding additional insights into the continuously emerging and hybridized conditions of South Korea’s rapidly industrialized society. The twenty-six recent projects on display exemplify the complex contemporary issues that inform Korea’s built environment. The exhibition is on display from December 7th, 2010 until February 10th, 2011. For more information, click here.

korea-kwonJoin The Korea Society and the League for an opening reception and a panel discussion on emerging architecture and urbanism in Korea. Moderated by Jinhee Park and John Hong, curators of the show and partners of Single speed Design, the panel will include Felipe Correa, Assistant Professor and Program Director, Department of Urban Planning and Design, Harvard University Graduate School of Design; Soo-In Yang, Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, Columbia University and founding partner of The Living; Taewook Cho, Director of Design/Associate Principal AECOM; and Mark Ratakansky, Adjunct Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, Columbia University and principal of Mark Rakatansky Studio.

From “hermit kingdom” to international economic powerhouse, Korea has undergone vast cultural, societal, and urban shifts in the last century. The embrace of both hybridized and transnational design cultures has catalyzed a significant body of work over the past decade and a half. Rather than focus on individual architects and firms, the exhibition explores the interrelated trajectories that frame contemporary emerging design in Korea.

Exhibition opening: Free and open to all. Click here for more information and to RSVP.

Panel: Tickets are free for League members; $10 for Korea Society members and non-member students; $20 for non-members. League members may reserve a ticket by e-mailing: Korea Society members and all other non-members, click here to purchase a ticket.

Exhibition organized by The Korea Society in cooperation with the architectural firm Single speed Design (SsD) and the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Images from top to bottom: Heryoojae Hospital, architect: Kim Young Joon; Lio Art Gallery, architect: architecture studio himma.