Monthly Archives: January 2019

Yujin Kim

Yujin Kim commenced her PhD degree in September 2018. She holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI, the US and a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Architecture from Chung-Ang University in Seoul, South Korea. After she was awarded the Master of Architecture degree, she worked in professional architecture offices for ten years. She did various projects with hotels, offices, schools, and more, working in architecture firms in San Francisco and Boston, the US for five and a half years. After coming back to South Korea, Yujin worked in architecture offices in Seoul for four and a half years and taught in an architectural studio at Konkuk University, Seoul. She also participated in architectural studios as an external juror at Yeungnam University in South Korea.


‘What is Contemporary?’ – Conjuring with Ghosts (Geists): A Dialectical Fairy Tale

History as Narrative of the Present

(PhD seminar with Marina Lathouri and guest speaker Joan Ockman)

Following on the seminar ‘What is Historical?’ in Term 1, discussions with guest speakers will take place this term. Continuing and expanding on the previous sessions, the theme is ‘What is Contemporary?’.

For the first session on Thursday at 4:30pm in 37 FFF we are delighted to be joined by Joan Ockman who will talk about ‘History as Narrative of the Present‘.



Reyner Banham, “Introduction—The Machine Age,” from Theory and Design in the First Machine Age (orig. 1960), 9–12

Manfredo Tafuri, “Introduction: The Historical ‘Project,’” from The Sphere and the Labyrinth: Avant-Gardes and Architecture from Piranesi to the 1970s (orig. 1980), 1–21

Manfredo Tafuri, Preface to Interpreting the Renaissance: Princes, Cities, Architects (orig. 1992), xxvii–xxix



Fredric Jameson, “Preface: Regressions of the Current Age” and “Part I: Four Maxims of Modernity” (first three sections), from A Singular Modernity: Essay on the Ontology of the Present (2012), 1–41