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Do Ho Suh: Almost Home

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Design +5 Age Levels Middle School (13 to 15 years old), High School (16 to 18 years old), Post-Secondary, Adults

Do Ho Suh’s immersive architectural installations—unexpectedly crafted with ethereal fabric—are spaces that are at once deeply familiar and profoundly alien. Suh is internationally renowned for his “fabric architecture” sculptures that explore the global nature of contemporary identity as well as memory, migration, and our ideas of home.

Suh was born in Korea and moved to the United States at the age of 29 in 1991, and he currently lives between New York, London, and Seoul. He crafts his works using traditional Korean sewing techniques combined with 3-D modeling and mapping technologies. Suh sees these works as “suitcase homes,” so lightweight and portable they can be installed almost anywhere.

Essential Questions:

  • What is home?
  • How does perspective-taking help us better understand people, events, or issues?
  • How can artwork be used as a provocation for the exercise of higher order thinking and transdisciplinary application of content?

Created for a program with the National Teachers of the Year on April 30, 2018.

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