Visiting guest critic Jenny Wu of Oyler Wu Collaborative presents the keynote lecture for CriticalMASS 2017. Her lecture is titled "Dialogue."
Jenny Wu and Dwayne Oyler established Oyler Wu Collaborative in 2004. Based in Los Angeles, Oyler Wu Collaborative is an experimental architecture and design firm with work ranging from installations to large scale institutional buildings. Having received recognition for their excellence in architectural design, research, and fabrication, Oyler Wu Collaborative holds a position as a well established and respected practice. They have collaboratively written two books and continue to lecture across the world in venues such as USC, Texas Tech, Tamkang University, Arizona University, and the Angewandte in Vienna, Austria.
In 2014, in addition to her architectural practice, Jenny founded LACE, a 3D printed jewelry line. Her jewelry has been featured in several well-known publications including Forbes, People, and Elle Magazine. She has also been recognized by Porsche and Dwell Magazine as they showcased her 3D printing work and declared her a design visionary.
CriticalMASS was founded in 2002. Each spring, CriticalMASS welcomes graduate students from schools of architecture across the southeast region to share their thesis project work. CriticalMASS hosts a series of presentations and discussions from selected students and Distinguished Guests. Each project that is presented responds to a unifying theme, but explores architectural ideas and issues independently through the lenses of technical methods, urban design, and theory.