Yoon-Jin Park

Design Critic in Landscape Architecture

Yoon-Jin Park founded PARKKIM in Rotterdam with Jungyoon Kim, upon their winning of Taiwan Chichi Earthquake Memorial Design Competition (2004). He taught at Wageningen University (the Netherlands) and was appointed to the Glimcher Distinguished Visiting Professor by Knowlton School of Architecture, Ohio State University (2011).

He published a book ‘Alternative Nature (2016)', co-authored with Jungyoon Kim, the compilation of articles published by the two practicing landscape architects in various media since 2001. The term ‘alternative nature' was first presented at their essay ‘Gangnam Alternative Nature: the experience of nature without parks', published in the book ‘Asian Alterity (ed. William Lim, Singapore: 2007)', rethinking the concept of ‘what is natural?' within the context of contemporary East Asian urbanism.

Park was invited for lectures and colloquiums by international institutions such as Melbourne University, Shih-chien University, Harvard University. He received Master of Landscape Architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

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