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[VIRTUAL] Fall 2020 GRASP Seminar: Simon Kim, University of Pennsylvania Weitzman School of Design, “Architecture: Augmented and Sensate”

November 16, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Design and technology has become increasingly intertwined and the sharp definitions that separate art and engineering have become blurred. In this lecture, Associate Professor Simon Kim will present recent works of his practice IK Studio as well as projects from the research group Immersive Kinematics, which he co-directs with Mark Yim, Director of the GRASP Lab. In both professional and academic works, what will be discussed is how the applied sciences, as well as design, become integrated within culture in a meaningful way.


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Simon Kim is a licensed architect and researcher in applied sciences within the disciplines of architecture and urbanism. Director of the Immersive Kinematics Lab and Principal of Ibañez Kim, his projects are funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Pew Center for Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Canadian Heritage Foundation. He is also supported by residencies and fellowships at Autodesk, RAIR Philadelphia, MIT, and the Seoul Biennale. His graduate courses have partnerships with Seoul National University, Opera Philadelphia, Tyler School of Art, with sponsorship from Heerim Architects and Planners and CEO Young Kyoon Jeong (MArch’89).

Simon has published and presented his work globally at conferences such as IEEE, AI-HRI, ACADIA, eCAADe, ACSA, SmartGeometry, and for clients such as the MIT Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Harvard University, the Smithsonian, MoMA, Slought Foundation.

After graduating from the Design Research Laboratory at the Architectural Association, he was a designer and project architect for the Office of Zaha Hadid, Gehry Technologies, and Gehry Partners. He also holds a Master of Science from MIT. Simon has taught studios and workshops at MIT, Harvard, Yale, and the Architectural Association in London.


November 16, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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