Dan Taeyoung works at the intersection of architecture, technology and community. He is a member of the NYC Real Estate Investment Cooperative since its first meeting in May 2015, and has facilitated workgroups to write its mission-oriented criteria for cooperative investment.
He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, where he teaches courses on experimental software design tools and architectural representation. He is the co-founder of Prime Produce, an intentional guild space for social good, run by a non-profit member cooperative, located in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC. He was previously a Research Associate at the Columbia Center for Spatial Research (formerly Spatial Information Design Lab).
He has worked with The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Storefront for Art and Architecture, Columbia University GSAPP, High Line Art, Spatial Information Design Lab, NEW INC/GSAPP Incubator, and Tsinghua University.
His work has been mentioned/published in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Project Journal, The Politics of Parametricism (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2015),The Observer, The Awl, and more.
He believes that interesting, thoughtful, radical spaces are achieved through a healthy combination of applied anthropology, critical technology, and activist real estate.