Architecture, Interior Architecture, Designed Objects and Fashion Graduate Show 2012

June 9 through July 21, 2012
Sullivan Galleries
33 S. State St., 7th Floor
Chicago, IL

Free and open to the public
Tue-Sat, 11am - 6pm

Opening Reception
June 11, 6-8 pm

John Lee
image by John Lee

John Lee engages with architecture as a cultural practice that disseminates dialogue and narrative within the intersection of research and visual communication.

Adhoc Catharsis

In zones of conflict, architecture is in a continuous state of imbalance. War, political strife, displaced populations, infrastructural failures and environmental contamination all contribute and merge into contested landscapes in need of healing.

Sited in a fictional place ravaged by conflict, the local community engages in reconstructing a narrative for peace through physical adaptation of ruins and reconciliation of memory. It is not about merely restoring what previously existed before a war, but constructing a narrative for peace and reconciliation through architectural space and artifact as a mnemonic aid. Architectural and spatial interventions become the process of catharsis.

(Master of Architecture)