Authors/helen hejung choi
Since 2010, Helen Hejung Choi has been an assistant professor of architecture at Kookmin University. After studying architecture at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the Columbia Graduate School and working in New York for six years, Helen Hejung Choi moved to Seoul, Korea and started to work on architecture projects and work as a professor. She was a curator of the 2011 Gwangju Design Biennale and responsible for researching, planning and exhibiting architecture collections of the Culture Information Service at Gwangju Asia Culture Center and is now curator for Cities Exhibition at the Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism.
Imminent Commons: Commoning Cities
Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism 2017 Hyungmin Pai, Helen Hejung Choi The third book from the Seoul Biennale 2017 explores the value and meaning of cities as commons, which is embedded and operate in various governance mechanisms of cities in the world. Imminent Commons: Commoning Cities presents questions and answers concerning the current state and near future of cities of the world through the lens of public initiatives, projects, and urban narratives. Cities are searching for new possibilities that will help them survive and thrive within new systems of municipal governance. The strategies of cities with regard to rapid urbanization, scarcity of public resources, and privatization of commons will be examined through the diverse spectrum of focused projects. It also discusses the present and future of cities as commons in the 21st century through examining various ways the cities use to deliberate, operate, imagine and execute their policies for the city. EBOOK EDITION