Jimenez Lai is an Assistant Professor at University of Illinois at Chicago and Leader of Bureau Spectacular.
lecture: Jimenez LAI, “Cartoonish Worlds” with respondent Daniel NORELL.
Draw Point Talk lecture series.
6.00 p.m. / The KTH School of Architecture
114 26 Stockholm, Sweden
* photo © Jimenez LAI.
Previously, Jimenez Lai has lived and worked in a desert shelter at Taliesin and resided in a shipping container at Atelier Van Lieshout on the piers of Rotterdam. Before founding Bureau Spectacular, Lai worked for MOS, AVL, REX, and OMA/Rem Koolhaas in Rotterdam and New York.
In the past years, Lai has built numerous installations as well as being widely exhibited and published around the world, including the MoMA-collected White Elephant. His first manifesto, Citizens of No Place, was published by Princeton Architectural Press with a grant from the Graham Foundation. Draft II of this book has been archived at the New Museum as a part of the show Younger Than Jesus. In 2012, Jimenez Lai has been named a winner to the Architectural League Prize for Young Architects.
Draw Point Talk asks emerging architects and scholars to present their ongoing work in a public lecture and to articulate a position that charges the following response and discussion. Putting media and thought into productive dialogue, the series challenges a prevailing climate where design is presented without disciplinary argument or where criticism is presented without proposition. Each session addresses a current debate in architecture by delving deep into the particularities of an architectural practice. Hosted four times per year, this curated series of talks invites the public to an ongoing discussion.
Arranged and curated by The Stockholm Association of Architects through Daniel NORELL and Frida ROSENBERG.