• Hyper House and Home
    Kimberli Meyer

Photo: Kimberli Meyer.

Hyper House and Home explores personal-home-making in relation to critical thinking, and aims to provoke the vast poetic and political potential of do-it-yourself design. The research project examines the creative/analytic dynamic that occurs between a client and an architect when planning domestic space, seeks out the potential of user-driven technologies, reviews modern and contemporary self-documenting artistic practices, and postulates strategies for public engagement of domestic space. Referring to architect Yona Friedman's 1970 book Towards a Scientific Architecture as a primary text, the project looks for ways in which the digitalization of architecture, design, and media open up new modes of political and cultural agency, and at how these modes feed back to affect design, visualization, and computation.

Kimberli Meyer is a curator, writer, and architect, and has been the director of the MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles, at the Schindler House since 2002. Major projects include commissioning and curating the United States Presentation at the Eleventh International Biennial of Cairo (2008); initiating, cocurating, and producing How Many Billboards? Art In Stead, an urban exhibition in which 21 artists were commissioned to make new work for a Los Angeles billboard (2010); coediting Urban Future Manifestos, a volume of texts addressing urban issues (2010); and cocurating and coauthoring, with Susan Morgen, the exhibition and publication Sympathetic Seeing: Esther McCoy and the Heart of American Modernist Design (2011). She designed and construction-supervised an off-the-grid 1000-square-foot house in Baja California, Mexico, which was completed in 2008. Meyer holds a BArch from the University of Illinois at Chicago and an MFA from Cal Arts.