GSD Talks: Michelle Chang, “Songs You Know by Heart”

Michelle Chang architectural model

If the prevailing pictorial modes in antiquity and the Renaissance were tied to each era’s ideas on form and space, what assumptions do contemporary representational frameworks bring to architecture today? In “Songs You Know by Heart,” Michelle Chang discusses her recent projects through the lens of architectural representation. With three projects, House A,B, Noise, and Deep Color, the talk considers how design can engage the alternative environments set up by contemporary media and change course from conventions of the past.

Michelle Chang founded an independent practice in 2014 after working on several residential, cultural, and urban projects at offices in New York, Boston, and California. In her research and teaching, she explores the translations between design and building as they relate to optics, digital media, and architectural production. Chang is a former MacDowell Colony fellow and a recipient of the Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designers. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums in the US and abroad.


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