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Jennifer Bonner / MALL: A Dollhouse with a Grilled Cheese & Other Ideas for Architecture

W.M. Keck Lecture Hall
November 06, 2019 at 7:00pm
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Born in Alabama, Jennifer Bonner founded MALL a creative practice for art and architecture in 2009. MALL stands for Mass Architectural Loopty Loops or Maximum Arches with Limited Liability--an acronym with built-in flexibility. As a recipient of the Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designers, Emerging Voices Award (AIA/ Young Architects Forum), and Progressive Architecture (P/A) Award, her creative work has been published in architectural trade journals including Architect, Metropolis, Architectural Review, Architectural Record, and Wallpaper, as well as 'a+t ', 'DAMN', 'PLAT', 'Offramp', and 'MAS Context'. She is founder and author of 'A Guide to the Dirty South: Atlanta' editor of 'Platform: Still Life', and a guest editor for 'ART PAPERS' special issue on architecture and design of Los Angeles.

Jennifer Bonner is Director of MALL, Associate Professor of Architecture and Director of the Master in Architecture II Program at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. MALL's recent work includes a single-family residence constructed out of cross-laminated timber, a mid-rise tower that resembles a sandwich, an urban development for a small lot located in Atlanta, Georgia and a temporary installation for Boston's Rose Kennedy Greenway. The work can be described as pictorially graphic and out of place and playfully challenges the production of architecture through representation, materiality and color.