Jimenez Lai will speak about the alternate worlds depicted by his comics, physical installations, models, and small buildings. He’ll discuss the nature of his visual narratives and the ways in which they are fed by themes and issues such as representation, history, taste, theory, and storytelling.
Jimenez Lai is the founder of the Chicago-based architecture firm Bureau Spectacular. Previously he worked for MOS, AVL, REX, and OMA/Rem Koolhaas in New York, Rotterdam, and Toronto. Lai has exhibited “Point Clouds” at Chicago’s Extension Gallery and the exhibition “White Elephant” at Land of Tomorrow in Louisville KY. His monographic graphic novel / manifesto, Citizens of No Place, will be published by Princeton Architectural Press later this year with a grant from the Graham Foundation.
The Spring 2012 Design Criticism MFA Lecture Series is open to the public. You are warmly invited to attend our lectures, to see our new department and to meet with speakers, faculty members and students over a drink.