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Doojin Hwang Lecture "Seoul's Quest for a New Identity"


Location: Architecture Hall 147

Wednesday, April 22, 2009 @ 6:30 PM

Doojin Hwang founded Doojin Hwang Architects in Seoul, Korea in 2000. One of the most active players in the Korean architectural community, DJHA has been documenting, researching and transforming Seoul for the last decade. In its work the firm seeks to combine substantial experience in both Western and Korean building traditions in a contemporary way. The portfolio of the firm spans the wide spectrum of architecture and urbanism in this global mega-city: from the renovation of traditional urban villas in the historic center to public projects such as bridge elevators and cafes for the Han River, Seoul's biggest urban natural asset. In 2009, he was selected as one the 12 most influential architects in Korea. Doojin Hwang will talk about his views on Seoul and his personal experiences as an architect, both in private and public sector.

This lecture is sponsored by the Division of Art History, School of Art; the Korea Studies Program and the East Asia Center, Jackson School of International Studies; and the Department of Architecture, College of Built Environments. It is free and open to the public.