The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at Otis College of Art and Design is pleased to announce the
2017-2018 Donghia Designer-in-Residence Lecture by JAMES SHEN!
Wednesday 14 March 2018
07:00 PM Open Seating 07:30 PM Lecture
09:00 PM Reception Ahmanson Auditorium at
THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, LOS ANGELES
250 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012
2017-2018 Donghia Designer-in-Residence JAMES SHEN
"Originally from Los Angeles, James Shen received his Master of Architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a Bachelor of Science in Product Design from California State University, Long Beach. James currently is a Visiting Lecturer at MIT and a Harvard Loeb Fellow.
In 2010, James co-founded Beijing-based People's Architecture Office (PAO), a multi-disciplinary studio focused on social impact through design. People’s Architecture Office is the first architecture practice in Asia certified as a B-Corporation and serves as a model for social entrepreneurship.
The office of PAO is located in a traditional courtyard house in Beijing’s historic core, a setting characterized by urban informality, and one that inspires the studio’s work. PAO engages in urban issues through designs that straddle architecture and product design. The Courtyard House Plugin is a prefab system for urban regeneration that quickly and efficiently upgrades dilapidated homes without demolition or relocating inhabitants. The recently completed People’s Station is a cultural center that incorporates mobile parts that expand and detach in order to bring cultural activities to surrounding communities.
The studio’s award-winning works have been exhibited at the Venice Architecture Biennale, Harvard Graduate School of Design, and the London Design Museum.” - PAO
Architecture/Landscape/Interiors at Otis College of Art and Design offers a synthetic curriculum of the spatial design fields.
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