Jae-Sung Chon
Instructor II, Environmental Design Program
Director, A2G, Architecture Gallery at the Faculty of Architecture
Director, STUFF

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EDUCATION
07+     Ph.D. Program, University College London, England
1995   M.Arch. University of Manitoba, Canada (Professional)
1992   Graduate Diploma in Housing, McGill University, Canada (Post-Professional)
1991   Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering, Yonsei University, Korea
           (Professional)

BIO
1995   Chon found a design practice DIN Projects in Winnipeg, together with Neil Minuk and
           Jonathan Hughes.
1996   Chon joined the Faculty of Architecture and taught in the graduate program of
           architecture until 2007. His graduate studios worked on mixed-use urban housing
           and urban design founded on post-humanist perspectives. His graduate theory
           seminar focused on realigning architecture within the context of contemporary
           theory culture.
2005   Chon found OS1 Design/Architecture in Winnipeg, together with Herbert Enns
           and Kim Wiese.
2008   Chon joined the Environmental Design Program. He teaches design studio and
           a course on design precedents. While serving as the studio chair, Chon works on
           the beginning design as ‘experiments’ and its integration with other supporting courses.
2009   Chon found STUFF, an idea-based practice focused on environmental design.
2012   Chon served as co-curator and co-commissioner, together with 5468796 Architecture,
           for the Canada’s official entry at the 2012 Venice Biennale in Architecture, entitled
          ‘Migrating Landscapes’.
2012   Chon opened MAKE, a crossroad event-coffee venue for the public and design.
2013   Chon served as the chair of ATMOSPHERE 2013 Symposium, entitled
           “Ecology and Design”.
2014   Chon’s design work was recognized as the Grand Jury Prize Winner of 2014
           Commerce Design Winnipeg.
2015   Chon initiated OCDI (Open City Design Institute) and OUI (Office for Urban Interiors)
           as extensions of his interests in posthuman/cyborgian conditions and emergence of
          ‘interiority’ in contemporary cities.

INTERESTS [RESEARCH | PRACTICE | TEACHING]
  • Post-humanism and Urban Interiority
  • Hybrid morphologies and cyborg urbanism
  • Urbanism [Postwar, Contemporary, Asian]
  • Events, migration and proto-urban conditions
  • Exhibition/event as generative practice
  • Emerging forms of practice and design education


CREATIVE ACTIVITIES
2016             BEE HOUSE LAB, International Design Competition to design and fabricate bee
                     house prototypes for research | creator + organizer
2016             + C-House, Triplex inner-city urban housing development | design-lead +
                     developer (development)
2016             “022_CROSS”: Imagine Portage & Main, exhibition of the international design
                     competition results, MAKE, Winnipeg MB | February | curator
2014-2016    Y-House: Multi-Family Condominium, Seoul Korea | design-lead (built)
2015             “TRANS-PLAN 2016: WATER+”, International Student Design Competition to
                     design and install exhibition at A2G | creator + organizer
2015             “BUILD”, exhibition of 1:1 scale walls of projects by 5468796 Architecture at A2G |
                     creator + curator
2015             “Fit-Nation”, exhibition of 33projects (US curated by AIA) + 11 Manitoba projects
                     on Fitness and Health at A2G | curator
2015             Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition, professional submission with
                     5468796 Architecture | urban design-lead
2015             THE BENCH, International Design Competition to design a public bench on
                     Corydon Avenue | creator + organizer
2015+          “Next Homes – New Paradigms of Urban Living”, multiple exhibitions,
                    Seoul Korea | proposed | creator+curator
2015            “Kimchi Sushi SOUTH”, Japanese Restaurant Interior Fit-out, Winnipeg MB
                    design-lead (built)
2015            “021_BENCH”: exhibition of the international design competition results, MAKE
                    Winnipeg MB | September | creator +curator
2015            “020_COOL”: exhibition of the international design competition results, MAKE,
                    Winnipeg MB  July | curator
For a full list of creative activities please click here

PAPERS & PUBLICATIONS

2016           Article/Critique: “5468796 The Resonance Yard in a Civic Realm”, SPACE
                   Magazine, No. 578, Jan. 2016
2015           “BUILD” - A2G Primer, exhibition pamphlet on the work of 5468796, Dec. 2015
2015           “Fit Nation” - A2G Primer, exhibition pamphlet on Fitness and Health built
                   environments of Winnipeg, Oct., 2015
2015           “CONSTRUCT”, exhibition response & critique on photography works of
                    Lisa Stinner-Kun, Mar., 2015
2015            Article/Critique: “Real-ness & Now-ness”, SPACE Magazine, No. 567, Feb. 2015
For a full list of papers and publications please click here

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