J. Meejin Yoon
J. Meejin Yoon (2006 Fellow) is a cofounding principal of Höweler + Yoon Architecture and serves as Gale and Ira Drukier Dean of Architecture, Art, and Planning at Cornell University—the first woman appointed to this prestigious position. During her time in Rome, Yoon told AAR Magazine, “I want to explore further the relationship between techniques and technologies of building in Rome that span time and scale, from a component of a building to urban scale. I have a particular interest in the scale of the public interfaces that mediate the section of the city (public stairs), or mediate the mechanics of the city (i.e., water infrastructure).”
Yoon’s most recent project, The Memorial for Enslaved Laborers, to be unveiled in April 2020 at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, was among the subjects of a recent Conversations/Conversazioni, which included two fellow 2020 Residents, the artist Julie Mehretu and Adam D. Weinberg, director of the Whitney Museum on American Art. Meejin and Mehretu will also contribute work to Encounters II, the second of a two-part exhibition that will open at AAR this coming May.