Speaking on Friday, May 31, the final evening of lectures, will be J. Meejin Yoon and Elena Fernandez, Arnaud Descombes, Antoine Regnault, and David Serero of Degre Zero Architecture. J. Meejin Yoon is an assistant professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She received her Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University and her masters degree from Harvard University Graduate School of Design and subsequently spent a year as a Fulbright Research Scholar in Seoul, South Korea. Within her hybrid practice as an author, educator, and architect Yoon attempts to exploit specific materials and methods of fabrication in order to generate new design possibilities at a variety of scales. Her recent fabrications includes a live/work space in New York City, a sensor activated Defensible Dress, and a prototype for a Pleated Wall. Yoon was the co-author, with Eric Howeler, of 1001 Skyscrapers, a play on the typology of the skyscraper that proposed the fictional intersection of American modernism and European surrealism in tall building design, and Hybrid Cartographies: Seoul's Consuming Spaces, a series of moebius maps of three hybrid market/mall sites in South Korea. Her most recent studio at MIT explored the mutability of material Concepts as a means to inscribe, contain and extend the body in space.

  Friday, May 31, 2002