Chucho (Jesús) Ocampo Aguilar SMACT ’21 is a Mexican artist and architect. At the heart of his practice lies the concern of how, through interfaces, workshops, walking, and appropriation of spaces can we misuse, misinterpret, and detour deterministic conceptions of our milieu. Using drifting/erring as a tool, Chucho seeks to challenge preconceptions around scale, use-function, migration, bureaucracy, citizenship, and our relation to the more than human entities. He recently graduated from the Science Master in Art, Culture, and Technology program at MIT, where he cofounded ppppress, a student run independent press. In parallel, Ocampo works as creative director and partner in dérive LAB: an art, architecture, and urbanism firm with projects related to housing, urban design, public space interventions and cultural management, and is cofounder of BEMA: a cultural center in Queretaro, Mexico.
Open Call: UN-WAR Exhibition
Artistic Research Conversation | Funding, Research, and Collaboration Opportunities with ppppress
Plastic Soup/Invisible Matters
ppppress Exhibition in Wiesner Gallery
December 6–January 21
Class of 2021: Chucho Ocampo
Po-Hao Chi (SMACT ’21) and Chucho Ocampo Aguilar (SMACT ’21) Win First and Second Place in 2021 Schnitzer Prize
John Bingham-Hall | Choreographing the City: Morning Conversations
Professor Hufanga Dr. ‘Okusitino Mahina | Choreographing the City
Arianna Mazzeo | Choreographing the City: Morning Conversations
‘Tempo falacioso; Superimposiciones botánicas’ by SMACT Students
Who Feels at Home in the Visible World?