Max Kuo is a founding partner in the collaborative office of ALLTHATISSOLID. He has an interdisciplinary background in art, architectural design, and media. He has produced work through artist-in-residency programs at the Whitney Museum, Independent Studies Program and in Beijing through Red Gate Gallery. His art practice consists of projects which interrogate the cultural politics of architectural representation, urban constituencies, and uneven global development. This work has taken many forms including collaborations with punk bands, urban hypnosis, and absurdist architectural proposals.
Professionally, Kuo has worked with several award-winning architectural practices including George Yu Architects, Reiser + Umemoto + Reiser, LAR-Fernando Romero, and Lean Arch. Recently relocated to Seoul, Max is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Architecture at Soongsil University. He continues to develop a synchronous professional, research, and teaching practice. His ongoing concerns and research interests include the exploration of architectural intensities embedded within urban, cultural, and ecological territories.
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After a highly successful Advancing Sustainability: Business + Design Symposium in October of 2011, students from Woodbury University have gathered once again in order to prepare their second annual event. The topic of this year focuses on the "cardiovascular system" of a city—its infrastructure. The discussion will investigate how various infrastructures—perform, exchange, and are incorporated into the natural environment.