Expanded Practice

The studio’s first monograph is as technically informative as it is visually demonstrative. Presenting a diverse range of projects, the book covers interactive installations, landscape design, concept clothing, interior and architecture projects, to make the argument for an expanded definition of architecture. This mix of case studies, projects, and interdisciplinary experiments gives an in depth look at the studio’s earlier design methodologies.

Includes essays by Rudolphe el-Khoury, Andrew Payne, Brooke Hodge, and Filip Tejchman.


Published by Princeton Architectural Press, 2009.

Public Works: Unsolicited Small Projects for the Big Dig

A graphic commentary on the largest and most expensive urban public work in modern U.S. History, Meejin Yoon and Meredith Miller, in collaboration with HYA, expose the process and subsequent effects of the Big Dig. The book is a critical reflection on city planning, bringing into question the effective distribution of public space versus public works. Containing essays and proposing fourteen speculative design interventions, the book is a suggestion on how to better reconnect the public’s experience with each expressway and park that resulted from Boston's Big Dig.

An exhibition at Pink Comma Gallery accompanied the release of the book: Public Works, Unsolicited Small Projects for the Big Dig. A "Post it Note" mural of the map of Boston created a low-tech feature in the gallery.

This publication was supported by a grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. Additional support was provided by the HASS Grant and the Wade Award from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Published by MAP Book Publishers, 2008.

Absence

Both book and sculpture, Absence is a memorial to the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. It is a non-architectural, non-site-specific, space of remembrance; a portable personal memorial in the form of a book. A solid white block of thick stock cardboard pages, the book's only "text" consists of the void of the tower's footprints cut form the 110 pages -- one for each floor of the towers.

“Quiet, respectful, mournful, the book does not aim to represent the magnitude of the disaster. Instead it appeals to the vastness of the reader’s imagination and capacity to grieve. The human scale of her memorial operates on a personal level – it delivers the memory of lives lost into the reader’s hands. At the same time, as a scale model of a vanished architectural site, it operates on a larger cultural level by commemorating the site itself.” -- Printed Matter