Jenny Wu Lecture: Inlays, Loose Fits, and Other Puzzling Forms of Assembly

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Lecture Theatre 1 (B117), Melbourne School of Design, Masson Road, The University of Melbourne, Parkville Campus, Melbourne, VIC 3010

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Rosanna Verde

Please join us for the keynote public lecture presented by Jenny Wu, Robert Garland Treseder Fellow and Founder of Studio Oyler Wu, Los Angeles.

About this event

In this lecture, Jenny Wu will discuss the evolution of their design work of the Los Angeles based architecture firm, Oyler Wu Collaborative.

Beginning with the idea of line as space, their work has moved from small-scale installations to large-scale buildings.

Jenny will discuss the exploratory ideas, objects, and assembly sensibilities that drive the work, as well as the multi-scalar approach to their architectural application.

This public lecture is part of the Future Design Research Symposium (Sep 29-30), which explores design innovation and the new possibilities that digital technologies offer for contemporary design practice, the construction industry and education. 

The Symposium is made possible by the generous support of the Robert Garland Treseder Fellowship and the Creative Futures Design Research and Education Fund.

About the speaker

Jenny Wu is the founder and principal of the Los Angeles-based architecture firm, Oyler Wu Collaborative. The firm is recognized for its innovative designs that span multiple scales and project types, ranging from small scale urban activations to large scale infrastructural projects.

Her office was the winner of 2013 Design Vanguard Award from Architectural Record, 2018 ACADIA Digital Practice Award of Excellence, 2017 The J. Irwin and Xenia S. Miller Prize recipient, and most recently the 2021 American Academy of Arts and Letters Award. Their recent projects include the competition-winning entry for the Cold War Veterans Memorial in Wisconsin and the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts in Taiwan, The Exchange for Exhibit Columbus, the Los Angeles River Greenway/Bikeway project, and The Monarch Tower in Taipei, Taiwan.

In addition to her architectural practice, she also founded LACE by Jenny Wu, a line of 3D-printed fine jewelry in 2014. Since its launch in 2014, LACE has been widely featured in publications such as Forbes, Fast Company, Los Angeles Times, etc. Her work, the Catena Necklace in steel, was recently acquired by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in their permanent collection. Jenny is a senior design faculty member at the Southern California Institute of Architecture and has previously taught at various other institutions such as Harvard Graduate School of Design and Columbia (GSAPP).

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