Dr Jeong Hye Kim received her PhD in Architectural and Urban History and Theory at UCL (2018). Her subjects of research interest are socio-political relationship with urban environment, post-traumatic spaces and ecological equilibrium. She conducted research on ‘Art in Urban Space’ at the UCL Urban Laboratory (2015-2016). Publications include Waste and Urban Regeneration (London: Routledge, Taylor & Francis, 2020) and translations e.g. Hal Foster’s The Art-Architecture Complex (Verso, 2011/2014) and Charles Jencks and Nathan Silver’s Adhocism (MIT Press, 2013/2016). Kim has sustained a teaching position at Seoul National University of Science and Technology since 2012.

Contact: kjeonghye@gmail.com

Education / Research:
PhD in Architectural and Urban History and Theory, The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL
MA in History of Art and Architecture, Boston University
Diploma in Museum Studies, Harvard Extension School
BA, MA in Art History, Hong-ik University

*Research Fellow at the UCL Urban Laboratory
The Korea-English Research Fellowship, Arts Council Korea (ARKO) & Arts Council England (ACE), 2016
The VIA Fellowship 2015, the Ministry of Culture of Korea, 2015

Waste and Urban Regeneration (London: Routledge, Taylor & Francis, 2020)

Selected Translations & Editing:
Charles Jencks and Nathan Silver, Adhocism (Seoul: Hyunsil Books, 2016)
Hal Foster, The Art-Architecture Complex (Seoul: Hyunsil Books, 2014)
Boris Groys et al. Curatorial Discourses and Practices (Seoul: Hyunsil Books, 2014)
Anthony Vidler et al. Nikolaus Hirsch ed. Gwangju Folly II (Germany: Hatje Cantz, 2013) co-tr.
[Catalog] SeMA Biennale Mediacity Seoul (2014, 2016, 2018)
[Catalog] Gwangju Biennale (2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016)
[Journal] noon (Gwangju Biennale Foundation) (2013, 2016)
*Mainly working for the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea (MMCA), Seoul Museum of Art (SeMA & Mediacity Seoul), the Gwangju Biennale Foundation and Asia Culture Center

Selected Public Research:
Visual-Spatial Planning for the New Seoul City Hall (2013)
Curatorial Programming of the 
Culture Station Seoul 284 (2013)
Masterplan for the National Design Museum of Korea (2012 – in progress)
Curatorial Programming of DDP (Dongdaemun Design Park/Plaza, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, opened March 2014) (2012)

Design Studies at Seoul National University of Science and Technology


Ecology is about making habitats, both physical and social, where people live together in balance with the environment. It is about ethos and habitus enacted in knowledge, practice and social structure by which people foster or fail to create the ideal habitat. Ecological thinking is a discipline or project that attempts to reconfigure the ethical-political approach to the relationship to and engagement with environment, society and subjectivity through epistemic shift.

Ecological Thinking by Lorraine Code

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