Dongsei Kim  ANZIA.  
Founder
e: dongsei.kim@axustudio.com

Dongsei Kim is an architect, urbanist, and an Assistant Professor at New York Institute of Technology's School of Architecture and Design. His research and practice examine the architecture and urbanism's relationship to nation-state borders and their spatial implications across scales. His research on the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) was invited to exhibitions such as the Golden Lion Award-winning Crow's Eye View exhibition at the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale (2014); the REAL DMZ PROJECT exhibition in Seoul, Korea (2015); Over the Boundary exhibition, Brisbane, Australia (2016), and (im)positions exhibition at the Melbourne School of Design, Melbourne, Australia (2017). He also recently participated in the inaugural Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism in 2017. His writings have been published in journals such as Volume, Inflection, Landscape Architecture Frontiers, Kerb, The Site Magazine, and in books such as The North Korean Atlas, Critical Landscapes, Crow’s Eye View: The Korean Peninsula, and Chandigarh Rethink. Further, Domus, The New York Times, and Dwell Magazine among others have cited his work.

Dongsei has previously taught design studios and theory seminars at Columbia University, Carleton University, RMIT University, Monash University, Korea University, Kyunghee University, and Victoria University of Wellington. Dongsei regularly lectures and engages the public through organizations such as National Gallery of Victoria, State Library of Queensland, Far East Institute, and North Korea Research Institute.

He holds a Master in Design Studies with distinction from Harvard University, GSD; a Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University, GSAPP; and a 5-year professional B.Arch (Hons) from Victoria University of Wellington. He is an architect member of the New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA) and serves as a Research Advisory Committee member at the Institute of Trans-Division and Border Studies (ITBS) in Seoul, Korea.

Collaborators
Interdisciplinary cross-fertilization is fundamental to axu studio's operation. Below are selected current and past collaborators. 

Daekwon Park. Meta-Territory_Studio, Cambridge, MA, USA.
Daniel Ibañez. Margen-Lab, Cambridge, MA, USA.
D. Chung. NYC, USA.
Dongwook Hwang. Building Laboratory Architecture, Seoul, Korea
Elena Gianpapa. Columbia University, GSAPP, NYC, USA.
Elena Vanz. Melbourne, Australia.
Heejoo Shi. NYC, USA.
Jack Isles. RMIT, Melbourne, Australia.   
Jamieson Fajardo. LA, USA. 
Jaegeum Lim. LA, USA.
John Jhee. NYC, USA.
J.K. Beijing. China.
Kenny Chun, Korea University, Seoul, Korea.
KJ Kim. NYC, USA.
Kyle Bush. RMIT, Melbourne, Australia.  
Lukas Pauer. RMIT, Melbourne, Australia.  
Mikhail Rodrick. Melbourne, Australia.
Minhwa Lee, Korea University, Seoul, Korea.
Namju Lee. NJ Studio, Cambridge, MA, USA.
Peter J. Poole. Arctos & Bird, Banff, Canada.
Rodrigo Rubio. Margen-Lab, Madrid, Spain.
Seoyoung Kim. Curator, FU Berlin & A Radical Place, Berlin, Germany.
Soyoung Chung. Artist, Seoul, Korea.
Toby Horrocks. Toby Horrocks Architecture, Melbourne, Australia.
Troy Donovan. Sydney, Australia.
Welan Chu. Melbourne, Australia.
Yisoo Choi, Seoul, Korea.

Updated January 2018.


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