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NEWS




recently...
essay: avery shorts
lecture: urban design forum
book review: pin-up magazine

currently..
reparations campaign: friends of gadsden creek
installation: 2021 venice biennale

soon..
exhibition: tidal futures: friends of gadsden creek [july 2021]



ABOUT


1004.seb@gmail.com / IG
CV / PORTFOLIO AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

Associate Director at JSA / MIXdesign
Friend at Friends of Gadsden Creek
2020 Fellow at Carolina Youth Action Project


Seb Choe (b. 1994) is a gender-fluid Korean-American designer from Washington State, based in New York. Choe’s multimedia practice produces books, built-installations, music and video works that warp corporate design strategies into queer, optimistic proposals for new status quos. Choe is Associate Director at JSA/MIXdesign, an award-winning New York-based design firm, where they oversee a branch of the office 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 works at the intersection of architecture and activism. With JSA/MIXdesign, they have directed Stalled!, an interdisciplinary project that creates inclusive restroom prototypes for a wide range of embodiments. Choe facilitates with Friends of Gadsden Creek, a grassroots anti-gentrification campaign in Charleston, SC. Choe has led design on a community park project with the Mohawk Valley Collective in Fort Plain, NY. Choe has worked with the Rikers Education Program, facilitating workshops in music production and urban planning with young folks detained at Rikers Island.



WRITINGS


“the fight to save gadsden creek and dismantle environmental racism”
avery shorts, 2021

“house of commons”
Pin-Up Magazine, 2020

“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


“hacking architecture: interview with seb choe”
Representations of Difference, 2021

“seb choe”
Coeval Magazine, 2019

“rave salon”
armondo, 2020

“how public toilets became a peculiarly british battleground”
vice uk, 2020

“the power of having a voice”
interview
Health Environments Research & Design Journal, 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


“rethinking architecture and trans spaces”
Bwog, 2021

“poolside - vera mist ft. broken spear”
Extra Chill, 2020

“rave salon”
Charleston City Paper, 2020

“seb choe”
angel.beams, 2020

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

“where do we go from here?”
99% invisible, 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


“democratizing the public realm”
urban design forum, next new york series, 2021

"single sex Institutions and the racial implications of gendered space"
barnard college, trans / racial architectures series, 2021

“body politics: social equity and inclusive public space”
2x4, 2020

“stalled! project with susan stryker”
mills college, trans speaker series, 2020

“annual student program”
architectural league of new york, 2020

“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


“your restroom is a battleground”
Venice Biennale, 2021

"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