Multihyphenation is a compound term referring to alternate modes of creative production: “Collab” culture; “brand X brand” projects; and multiple, or even opaque styles of attribution and ownership among the practices that engage in such work. For them, the “body of work” they produce matters more than maintaining a singular creative identity as an individual designer, architect, artist, and so on.
The 51st issue of Harvard Design Magazine, “Multihyphenate”, is edited by Zeina Koreitem, Sean Canty, and John May. The guest editors have invited an international group of architects, curators, fashion designers, scholars, and artists to question the issue’s theme from different vantagepoints. The issue includes work of SCI-Arc faculty Matthew Au, David Eskenazi, and Mira Henry along with an essay by Jasmine Benyamin.
Zeina Koreitem is a registered architect in Beirut, Lebanon, and design faculty at SCI-Arc. She is founding partner of MILLIØNS with John May, a Los Angeles–based architecture and design practice. Her work has been published in e-flux, Domus, Ssense, Harvard Design Magazine, Project Journal and in the Alserkal Arts foundation Ecology Reader entitled Wishful Tropics. MILLIØNS work is published in a catalog on collective living entitled New Massings for New Masses: Collectivity after Orthography (MIT, 2015).
Sean Canty is assistant professor of architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and founder of Studio Sean Canty, an architectural practice that introduces novel geometries and materials to enrich the spaces of everyday life. He is also cofounder of Office III, an architectural collective. His work has been exhibited at the Venice Architecture Biennale, MoMA and A83 Gallery. Canty received a fellowship from the Richard Rogers Fellowship and was a finalist in the Civitella Ranieri Architecture Prize competition. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the Architectural League Prize for Young Architects.
John May is associate professor of architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and founding partner with Zeina Koreitem of MILLIØNS, a Los Angeles–based architectural practice. May is the author of Signal. Image. Architecture: Everything is Already an Image (Columbia University Press, 2019). He co-founded and co-edited with Zeynep Çelik Alexander (Columbia University), Design Technics: Archaeologies of Architectural Practice (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2020). MILLIØNS work is published in a catalog on collective living entitled New Massings for New Masses: Collectivity after Orthography (MIT, 2015).
Co-sponsored by Harvard Design Magazine and the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
Visual artist & DJ Parisa Parnian aka DJ Aziz Amor.
Catering & tablescape by Catalina Flores & Kai Daniels (M.Arch ‘23).