The College of Architecture is pleased to announce Wendy W. Fok, Parsons Assistant Professor of Integrated Designs and Creative Director/Founder of WE-DESIGNS and Resilient Modular Systems, will be the next Hyde speaker giving a lecture entitled "Cross-Culturalization and Commodization of the Creative Process in the Built Environment." For this lecture Fok will explore the issues surrounding intellectual property ownership, authorship of digital work, real property in computational innovation and ethical and equitable application of technical methods within open innovation, digital fabrication and commoditization for the built environment.
Fok has quickly distinguished herself in the architecture world with numerous accolades including the Young CAADRIA Award (2015), the Art Director’s Club of New York’s ADC Young Guns 11 Award (2013), AIA (American Institute of Architects) Dallas “Express Yourself” Women in Architecture Award (2013), Perspective 40 under 40 Award (2011) and the Hong Kong Young Design Talent Award (2009). Additionally, Fok has been awarded several prestigious fellowships such as the Autodesk Artist in Residence Fellowship (2016) and the Digital Kluge Fellowship from the Library of Congress (2014/15). Along with her practice, Fok is a doctoral teaching fellow for CopyrightX, under the guidance of Prof William “Terry” Fisher of the Harvard Law School and a pioneer in the Digital Problem Solving Initiative with Peter Suber at the Harvard Law School’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society.
Fok has a Master of Architecture and Certification of Urban Policy/Planning from Princeton University, a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture and a concentration in Economics from Barnard College, Columbia University and in process, a Doctor of Design from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (expected 2016).
Her lecture will be held in the Architecture Hall Gallery this Friday, October 14 at 11 am.