Apr 10, 2023

What It's really about.


What It’s Really About
With Jae Rhim Lee

Presented by Art, Culture, and Technology and MIT MAD.

Jae Rhim Lee will discuss completed and works in progress as she illuminates the non-linear and overlapping processes of artistic research and human-centered design research that are often less legible and accessible, yet form the backbone of transdisciplinary art and design practice.

Jae Rhim is an artist, designer, and entrepreneur whose work reimagines the mundane and the profound—eating and bodily waste, sleep, death, and consciousness. Her living units, furniture, wearables, and designed experiences propose new and often unorthodox relationships between the mind/body/self and the built and natural environment. Jae Rhim invented the Infinity Burial Suit (“Mushroom Death Suit”), a new form of burial for people and pets. Her work has been featured in the National Geographic, the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, Vogue, Somerset House London, Wired, and the Aspen Ideas Festival. She is a TED Senior Fellow, the founder of venture-backed startup Coeio, Inc., and serves on the board of the Creative Capital Foundation.


The talk will feature MAD Curator and MIT Architecture Lecturer Roi Salgueiro-Barrio, as well as MIT Art, Culture, and Technology Aubrie James (SMACT '24).


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Photo: Coeio Inc., courtesy of Jae Rhim Lee


April 10, 2023 6 pm

MIT, The Cube (E15-001)
Cambridge, MA

Photo: courtesy of Jae Rhim Lee