Architect Minsuk Cho, founder of the Seoul-based firm Mass Studies is confirmed as the keynote speaker for this year’s designMENA Summit which will be taking place on 5 December 2017.
Cho founded his firm in 2003 and has since been committed to the discourse of architecture through socio-cultural and urban research and mostly built works, some of which include the Pixel House, Missing Matrix: Boutique Monaco, Bundle Matrix: S-Trenue, Ann Demeulemeester Shop, and the Korea Pavilion: 2010 Shanghai World Expo.
Cho has co-curated the 2011 Gwangju Design Biennale, and was the commissioner and co-curator of the Korean Pavilion for the 14th International Architecture Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia, which was awarded the Gold Lion for Best National Participation.
In late 2014, PLATEAU Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, held its first ever architecture exhibition, highlighting his works in a solo exhibition titled “Before/After: Mass Studies Does Architecture.”
Cho is also an active lecturer and speaker at symposiums worldwide.