Symposium title: "Self Initiated"
Jimenez Lai, Principal, Bureau Spectacular
Kyle May, Editor-in-Chief, Clog
Symposium Lectures: Monday, September 29, 2014
5:30pm - Lawrence J. Plym Auditorium, Temple Hoyne Buell Hall
Sponsored by the Illinois School of Architecture Annual Fund
Jimenez Lai - Lecture Title: "Me, My Shelf, and I"
Mr. Lai is the Leader of Bureau Spectacular and faculty at both UCLA. Previously, Lai lived and worked in a desert shelter at Taliesin and resided in a shipping container at Atelier Van Lieshout on the piers of Rotterdam. In 2012, Lai won the Architectural League Prize for Young Architects. His installation, White Elephant, is in the permanent collection of the Museum by Modern Art. Lai is the winner of the inaugural Millenium BCP Lisbon Triennale Début Award. In 2014, Lai designed and curated the Taiwan Pavilion for the 2014 Venice Architectural Biennale.
Kyle May - Lecture Title: "CLOG"
Mr. May is a practicing architect in New York City, and co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of CLOG. He received his M.Arch from Kent State University, and worked at REX, Openshop|Studio, FACE Design + Fabrication, and Rogers Marvel Architects. He is registered in New York and Ohio. Kyle has been a visiting critic at Princeton University, Columbia GSAPP, University of Illinois, Syracuse University, Kent State University, and City College of New York CUNY; and has lectured at Yale, MIT, NYU, Barnard, KTH Stockholm and Lund University. Alongside the eleven CLOG issues published thus far, Kyle has organized events, and lectures in New York, Boston, Miami, Chicago and Venice, and recently curated the exhibition "New Views: The Rendered Image in Architecture" at the Art Institute of Chicago. With Julia van den Hout, he is a 2014 Graham Foundation grant recipient for their upcoming book on Wallace Harrison, The Egg and the Extrusion.