Urban Forest

Urban Forest

Once a rat-infested lot filled with demolished building rubbles, the site was transformed into an active public gathering space through the efforts of non-profit public advocacy groups, community members, support of major cultural institutions, and the City’s Parks Department. The transformation of the site is an example of an impactful public architecture and space realized through initiation, participation, and collaboration of the public that also serves the public.

Urban Forest was a Public Art Competition that Praxes won in collaboration with Habitat Workshop.

Urban Forest

Urban Forest

Once a rat-infested lot filled with demolished building rubbles, the site was transformed into an active public gathering space through the efforts of non-profit public advocacy groups, community members, support of major cultural institutions, and the City’s Parks Department. The transformation of the site is an example of an impactful public architecture and space realized through initiation, participation, and collaboration of the public that also serves the public.

Urban Forest was a Public Art Competition that Praxes won in collaboration with Habitat Workshop.

Featured Image © First Street Green

Urban Forest

Urban Forest

Once a rat-infested lot filled with demolished building rubbles, the site was transformed into an active public gathering space through the efforts of non-profit public advocacy groups, community members, support of major cultural institutions, and the City’s Parks Department. The transformation of the site is an example of an impactful public architecture and space realized through initiation, participation, and collaboration of the public that also serves the public.

Urban Forest was a Public Art Competition that Praxes won in collaboration with Habitat Workshop.

Conversance

Conversance

Branding Strategy for Conversance

Praxes is providing design consulting service for a technology startup, Conversance.

Praxes

Praxes

Logo Design for Praxes

Transforum Vol.1

Transforum Vol.1

Trasforum vol.1, Editor, Columbia University GSAPP + Transforum

Co-founder & Co-editor

Transforum is intended to be a series of discussions that exchange ideas across different fields of built design, particularly in between the United States and Korea.

Transforum is an active agent through publications of research and design in the rapidly-moving architectural waves in/between Korea and the States. Through series of academic/professional seminars since 2007, we selected distinguished project for this exciting opportunity in support of Columbia University GSAPP. We are grateful to the participating authors for allowing us to publish interviews, their essays and images.

Edited by: Jinpyo Eun, Jinwoo Heo, JiYoung Kim, Kyung Jae Kim, YeaHwa Kim, Yong Ju Lee, Suzan Babba

Contributors: Suzan Babaa, Byoungsoo Cho, Minsuk Cho (Mass Studies), Jeffery Inaba, Hong Lee, Eric Liftin & So Young Park (MESH Architecture), Michael Morris & Yoshiko Sato (Morris Sato Studio), Soo-in Yang (The Living), Mark Rakatansky

Newark Beautification Initiative

Newark Beautification Initiative

Mayor’s Training and Leadership Summer Youth Employment Program

Sponsored by the City of Newark in Partnership with NJIT (New Jersey Institute of Technology)

The Newark Beautification Initiative is a locally funded project sponsored by the City of Newark in collaboration with NJIT. The goal of the program is to provide 25 selected young people between the ages 14 – 18 with employment, education and enrichment opportunities related to the remediation and environmental preservation of existing properties within the Science Park region of Newark. This program is a critical initiative for students, educators and the community.

Instructors: Ji Young Kim, RA, Adjunct Professor NJIT CoAD & Angus Eade, Adjunct Professor NJIT CoAD

Program Monitors: Cody Piggot, Joshua Mprah

Program Participants: Mathew Ajiboye, Samuel Amoah, Edward Bozza, Omari Bryan, Khailah Burks, Shukur Carmichael, Andy Cordero, Amber Dodd, Beverly Gopre, Moises Guzman, Aaron Holloway, Yhannick Jackson, Maeomia Lester, Alonza Mitchell, Folashade Odubona, Kyairah Owens, Mekhi Rodriguez, Andrea Tabares, Aniya Travers, Isaiah Rodgers

Drawing by Amber Dodd & Aniya Travers

Newark Beautification Initiative

Newark Beautification Initiative

Mayor’s Training and Leadership Summer Youth Employment Program

The Newark Beautification Initiative is a locally funded project sponsored by the City of Newark in collaboration with NJIT. The goal of the program is to provide 25 selected young people between the ages 14 – 18 with employment, education and enrichment opportunities related to the remediation and environmental preservation of existing properties within the Science Park region of Newark. This program is a critical initiative for students, educators and the community.

Drawing by Shukur Carmichael & Mekhi Rodriguez

Newark Beautification Initiative

Newark Beautification Initiative

Mayor’s Training and Leadership Summer Youth Employment Program

Instructors: Ji Young Kim, RA, Adjunct Professor NJIT CoAD & Angus Eade, Adjunct Professor NJIT CoAD

Program Monitors: Cody Piggot, Joshua Mprah

Program Participants: Mathew Ajiboye, Samuel Amoah, Edward Bozza, Omari Bryan, Khailah Burks, Shukur Carmichael, Andy Cordero, Amber Dodd, Beverly Gopre, Moises Guzman, Aaron Holloway, Yhannick Jackson, Maeomia Lester, Alonza Mitchell, Folashade Odubona, Kyairah Owens, Mekhi Rodriguez, Andrea Tabares, Aniya Travers, Isaiah Rodgers

Newark Beautification Initiative - Team Interview

Beijing Olympic Opening Ceremony Costume Design

Beijing Olympic Opening Ceremony Costume Design

Prior to starting Praxes, Ji Young worked for Columbia University's Japan Lab from 2007 to 2012 as a Senior Designer and Researcher. For 2008 Beijing Olympic, Ji Young worked on Design, Research and Prototype Development of several pieces of costumes which were featured during the opening ceremony.

Director: Zhang Yimou
Stage Design: Mark Fisher Studio
Costume Director: Eiko Ishioka

Image @ Boston Globe