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Image courtesy of Jae Rhim Lee
Image courtesy of Jae Rhim Lee

April 10, 2023, 6:00 pm7:30 pm

ACT Cube
MIT Building E15-001
20 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA

As part of Spring 2023 ACT Lecture Series and in collaboration with MIT Morningside Academy for Design, this lecture will be held in person, at 6 PM ET in The Cube (E15-001). The talk will feature  Aubrie James (SMACT ’24) as the respondent, and curator-director of the MIT Morningside Academy for Design Roi Salgueiro Barrio as the moderator.

Jae Rhim Lee will discuss completed and works in progress as she illuminates the non-linear and overlapping processes of artistic research and human-centered design research that are often less legible and accessible, yet form the backbone of transdisciplinary art and design practice.

This lecture is free and open to the public. Please register here

Jae Rhim is an artist, designer, and entrepreneur whose work reimagines the mundane and the profound—eating and bodily waste, sleep, death, and consciousness. Her living units, furniture, wearables, and designed experiences propose new and often unorthodox relationships between the mind/body/self and the built and natural environment. Jae Rhim invented the Infinity Burial Suit (“Mushroom Death Suit”), a new form of burial for people and pets. Her work has been featured in the National Geographic, the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, Vogue, Somerset House London, Wired, and the Aspen Ideas Festival. She is a TED Senior Fellow, the founder of venture-backed startup Coeio, Inc., and serves on the board of the Creative Capital Foundation.

Accessibility: Our events are enriched by your presence and we are committed to making them accessible. Please email mitmad@mit.edu to request accommodations.