The GSD exhibit “Deconstruction/Construction: The Cheonggyecheon River Project in Seoul” curated by Joan Busquets (professor in practice of urban planning and design) has traveled to the Van Alen Institute as the second presentation in Van Alen’s series River City: Waterfront Design for Civic Life. Exploring the reinvention of a once-buried urban waterway, Deconstruction/Construction examines this complex work of Korean infrastructure as a case study in how rivers can be reclaimed as thriving civic resources.
On April 25 at 6:30 p.m. there will be a launch of the book Convergent Flux: Contemporary Architecture and Urbanism in Korea by John Hong (adjunct associate professor and MArch ‘96) and Jinhee Park (design critic in architecture and MArch ’02), with a conversation with the authors.
On 5/9 at 630 p.m. Peter Rowe (professor of architecture and urban design) will be speaking about his research and book A City and Its Stream: The Cheonggyecheon Restoration Project with Hong and Park.
The exhibit runs through June 1. Further details about these events and others may be viewed at the Van Alen Institute website.