J. Meejin Yoon: What’s the Matter?

The dean of the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning at Cornell University takes stock of the present moment to delve into how architects can build, create, and enable what matters.

July 19, 2022

Recorded on June 30, 2022.

The Architectural League’s Annual Meeting—held this year on June 30—is an occasion for the election of officers and directors, reports on recent accomplishments and plans for the future, and delivery of the Henry N. Cobb Annual Meeting Address by an invited practitioner, educator, or theorist.

The Henry N. Cobb Lecture Annual Meeting Address is a commissioned lecture by a leading figure in architectural practice, education, or theory who brings a distinctive point of view to the question of what can—and should—animate architectural discourse and production now.

The 2022 address  “What’s the Matter?” was delivered by J. Meejin Yoon, Gale and Ira Drukier Dean of the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning at Cornell University. In her Annual Meeting Address, Yoon took stock of the present moment, focusing on research, the environment, and institutions, to delve into what matters, and how architects can understand, enable, and create it.


New Grounds for Design Education

A roundtable discussion with student and alumni organizers from 15 design schools on their efforts to combat racism and encourage inclusion.

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