Lecture and Discussion with Julia Körner of JK Design GmbH

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Lecture and Discussion with Julia Körner of JK Design GmbH

May 3, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


On Thursday, May 3, from 6:30pm – 8:30pm Helms Bakery District and the Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design are excited to host a presentation and discussion with Julia Körner of JK Design GmbH. 

Julia Körner is an award-winning designer working at the convergence of architecture, product and fashion design – specializing in additive manufacturing and robotic technology. Her work stands out, recognized today at the top level of these disciplines, where it has been featured in National Geographic, at the Venice Biennale, Paris Haute Couture and institutions such as the FRAC Centre in Orleans, the Art Institute of Chicago, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York to name a few. The constantly intriguing aspect of Julia’s work is the embodiment of a beautiful organic aesthetic.

Born in Salzburg, Austria; Julia received master degrees in architecture from the University of Applied Arts, Vienna (with distinction) and the Architectural Association, London. She is currently based between Los Angeles and Salzburg and has previously practiced in London and New York.

Julia is founder of JK Design GmbH, specializing in digital design for 3D-Printing. Her recent collaborations involved 3D-Printed fashion pieces developed with Haute Couture Houses for Paris Fashion weeks as well as 3D printed designs for Hollywood entertainment productions. She recently collaborated with costume designer Ruth Carter on the 3D-Printed fashion designs for Marvel’s Black Panther. In 2015, Julia launched an entirely 3D-Printed ready-to-wear collection entitled ‘sporophyte’.

Julia is faculty at University of California Los Angeles, Architecture and Urban Design Department since 2012; she has held previous academic appointments at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, Lund University in Sweden, and the Architectural Association Visiting School in France and Jordan.

Introduced and moderated by Stephen Phillips, AIA, PhD, Principal of Stephen Phillips Architects (SPARCHS) and professor, director, Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design (California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo)

Free Parking is available at the corner of Helms Ave. and Venice Blvd.

Photos (Left to Right): Hymenium Jacken, Speciation, Julia Körner

Series Schedule:

Thursday May 17: Spinagu – Maxi Spina and Jia Gu  

Thursday May 24: Forward-slash/Back-slash – Christoph Kumpusch

Thursday May 31: Form:uLA – Bryan Cantley   



May 3, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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