Irene Hwang, Constructing Communication
Take an AK-47 and a residential property in Phoenix Arizona: What could they possibly have in common?
The answer to this question forms the subject of “Unpracticed”, a talk that examines the power of the architectural mindset to tackle broader issues of space and experience. Moving beyond the material objects of our architectural production, “Unpracticed” explores the way in which architecture transforms and affects the world we live in by generating relationships, contexts, and constituencies.
Irene Hwang is a faculty member in the department of Architecture at the University of Michigan’s Taubman College, where she served as the 2010-11 Willard A. Oberdick Teaching Fellow. A founding partner of Constructing Communication (Barcelona), Ms. Hwang’s practice and research focuses on the discursive and productive contexts by which the project and artifact of architectural activity can be re-imagined and re-deployed. She is a graduate of the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and the University of Pennsylvania.