Instructor, Environmental Design Program
201K Russell Building
B.Sc.Arch.Eng, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea
Grad.Dip.Hous, McGill University, Quebec
M.Arch, University of Manitoba
Focused on two interrelated subjects, hybrid morphologies (spatial, formal and operational assemblages of man-machine-nature) and environmental tectonics (formal operations informed by and responsive to environmental values), Professor Chon’s research explores the relevance and utility of post-humanist discourse (cyborg/hybrid metaphor) within the domains of urban ecology.
His current PhD research (University College London, Department of Geography & Urban Laboratory), discusses ‘urban gaps’, forged by postwar elevated urban roads, as latent sites for post-functional and post-carbon imaginations. Taking ‘infra-structures’ as forms of ‘sub-presence’ of others, the discussion expands the recent discourses around ‘informal urbanism’ and imagines spatial conditions for cohabitation and coproduction of human and non-human: a braid urbanism.