2017-2018 Donghia Designer-in-Residence Lecture by JAMES SHEN, PAO

The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at Otis College of Art and Design is pleased to announce the 2017-2018 Donghia Designer-in-Residence Lecture by JAMES SHEN, PAO!
 
Wednesday 14 March 2018
07:00 PM Open Seating    07:30 PM Lecture    09:00 PM Reception
Ahmanson Auditorium at THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, LOS ANGELES  250 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA  90012
 
"Originally from Los Angeles, James Shen received his Master of Architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a Bachelor of Science in Product Design from California State University, Long Beach. James currently is a Visiting Lecturer at MIT and a Harvard Loeb Fellow. In 2010, James co-founded Beijing-based People's Architecture Office (PAO), a multi-disciplinary studio focused on social impact through design. People’s Architecture Office is the first architecture practice in Asia certified as a B-Corporation and serves as a model for social entrepreneurship.
 
The office of PAO is located in a traditional courtyard house in Beijing’s historic core, a setting characterized by urban informality, and one that inspires the studio’s work. PAO engages in urban issues through designs that straddle architecture and product design. The Courtyard House Plugin is a prefab system for urban regeneration that quickly and efficiently upgrades dilapidated homes without demolition or relocating inhabitants. The recently completed People’s Station is a cultural center that incorporates mobile parts that expand and detach in order to bring cultural activities to surrounding communities.
 
The studio’s award-winning works have been exhibited at the Venice Architecture Biennale, Harvard Graduate School of Design, and the London Design Museum.” - PAO
 
 
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clockwise from upper left, all photographs by PAO
James Shen
People’s Station
Courtyard House Plugin
 

March 14, 2018
Lectures
2017-2018 Donghia Designer-in-Residence Lecture by JAMES SHEN, PAO
7:30PM Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Open to the Public
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March 14, 2018
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Lectures
2017-2018 Donghia Designer-in-Residence Lecture by JAMES SHEN, PAO
7:30PM 2018-03-14 19:30 | Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
250 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Open to the Public
This event is free!