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recently...
lecture: aia conference, architectural league
education: carolina youth action project fellowship (’19-’20)

currently..
installation + video series: floating platform
environmental justice: friends of gadsden creek


ABOUT





CHOESEBASTIAN@GMAIL.COM / IG
CV / PORTFOLIO AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

Associate Director at Joel Sanders Architect/MIXdesign
Fellow at Carolina Youth Action Project


Seb Choe (b. 1994) is a gender-fluid Korean-American designer from Washington State, currently living in Charleston, South Carolina. Choe’s multimedia art practice produces books, built-installations, music and video works that warp corporate design strategies into queer, optimistic proposals for new status quos. Choe serves as Associate Director at JSA (Joel Sanders Architect), an award-winning New York-based design firm, where they oversee MIXdesign, a branch of the firm that conducts inclusive design research for building types including art museums, university campuses and restrooms.

With a B.A in Architecture from Columbia University, Choe often works at the intersection of architecture and activism. With JSA, they have directed Stalled!, an interdisciplinary project that creates inclusive restroom prototypes for a wide range of embodiments. Choe has led design on a community-driven park project with the Mohawk Valley Collective, a historic preservation non-profit in Fort Plain, NY. Choe has worked with the Rikers Education Program, crafting curricula and facilitating education with incarcerated young men at the Rikers Island jail complex, classes ranging from Hip-Hop music production to urban design & planning.


SOME LINKS..

WRITINGS
“love letter to noncompliance”
avery shorts, 2020

"madder movie: film + essay”
Journal of Art Criticism, 2017

“twirl collapse drone hawk”
multimedia poem
co-proyect, 2020

"body whirlpools"
Poems By New Yorkers, 2016


INTERVIEWS
“seb choe”
Coeval Magazine, 2019

“rave salon”
armondo, 2020

“artist insight: seb choe”
space-ship, 2018

"the prince of love, film premiere”
Editorial Magazine, 2015

"rikers education program"
interview in book
MAX Journal, SAIC, 2018

"neoseeker - my hand, album review + interview”
Rare Candy, 2015

"uda ox"
music interview
Writing in Revers, 2012


PRESS
“how architecture could help us adapt to the pandemic”
the new york times, 2020

"broken spear - true"
album review
Seattle Weekly, 2016

“charleston pride”
Charleston City Paper, 2019

"truth pieces"
music + video premiere
AQNB, Electric Sound of Joy, 2019

“Stalled!: The Video - AIA Innovation Award”
AIA, 2018

"angel hill, film premiere to 26K fans"
OneTreeHilled, 2017

"silent energy single premiere”
space-ship, 2018

"beats, rhymes, & justice"
education program
Vice , 2016

"the life that chose she"
short doc. film premiere
GrungeCake, ThatsEnuff, Rare Candy, Slant, 2014

"hiro kone / oteiza"
music video premiere
Dummy Mag, 2014



LECTURES
“body politics: social equity and inclusive public space”
aia conference, 2020

“body politics: social equity and inclusive public space”
architectural league of new york, 2020

“gender neutral design: restrooms and beyond”
aia chicago, 2020

"on | being read"
visual art in book
Shelf Shelf, 2019

"equity x design: mapping equitable workplaces”
Center for Architecture, Hunter Douglas, 2018


EXHIBITIONS
"co-:space to share"
arch. work in exhibition
Barnard Columbia Department of Architecture, 2018

“CSArtists photo exhibition”
CSArtists, 2017

"new year show: architecture
Spectator, 2017


FEATURED
“CJLC 2017, visual art”
Columbia Journal of Literary Criticism, 2017

“TKTNK 2017, architecture”
TKTNK, 2017

“Seb Choe, architecture”
Ratrock Magazine + Print, 2016

"NERTM meditation walk", video”
NYC Parks, 2015

"montreal: a spatial investigation, short documentary”
Kollectif, 2015

"from monumental to transitory, short film”
Columbia University GSAPP, 2015

"skinship ii, 1st place photo contest”
Adorama, 2015

"corpse exploitation"
research paper award
Samuel Eells Literary Foundation, 2014