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Jason Young

Professor and Director, School of Architecture at the University of Tennessee Knoxville in Knoxville United States

Explores Contemporary American Urbanism and other spatial and material formations produced by digital cultures. Interested in reflecting on the equipment and furnishings of commercial democracies. Committed to influencing the next generation to be more engaged and more thoughtful and less boring. Once lied about being a racecar driver, and thinks speed and acceleration have an intellectual dimension. Thinks architecture is a medium with great elastic range.

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@ VOL 25 ON NOV 16, 2017

Using a book project on contemporary American urbanism as his backdrop, Jason Young shares some embodied knowledge of the so-called suburban frontier of sprawl.
Such territories are known in their negative images by most people actually thinking about the built environment. Despite the learned inertia to remain in the city, young skirmishes with the post-city landscapes of entropy and horizontal fluidity brings back a series of explorations into the deep structure of our commercial democracy. Big Box Logic should not be confused with the shitty architecture of sprawl, as it is almost inseparable from who Americans are as a people.
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Knoxville @ Mill and Mine
Nov 16, 2017