Do Ho Suh?s Fallen Star at UC San Diego
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Do Ho Suh?s Fallen Star at UC San Diego; Photo Courtesy of rooflite?Project Name: Do Ho Suh?s Fallen Star at UC San Diego
Year: 2012
Owner: UCDSD Stuart Collection
Location: San Diego, CA, USA
Building Type: Educational
Type: Extensive
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 5000 sq.ft.
Slope: 7%
Access: Accessible, By Appointment
Submitted by: rooflite?

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Roof Garden Design: Do Ho Suh
Growing Media: rooflite?
Located on the 7th floor of the University of California, San Diego's (USDC) Jacobs Hall at the Jacobs School of Engineering, "Do Ho Suh?s Fallen Star is the 18th permanent sculpture commissioned by the UCSD Stuart Collection. It reflects Suh?s on-going exploration of themes around the idea of home, cultural displacement, the perception of our surroundings, and how one constructs a memory of a space. His own feelings of displacement when he arrived in the U.S. from Seoul, Korea in 1991 to study led him to measure spaces in order to establish relationships with his new surroundings. He had to physically and mentally readjust.

"Suh?s small ?home? has perhaps been picked up by some mysterious force and appears to have landed or crashed onto the seventh floor of Jacobs Hall at the Jacobs School of Engineering. The roof garden is part of his design and the whole creates a space with panoramic views for small groups to gather and readjust...Funding has been made possible through private donations and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts? program for Access to Artistic Excellence," (Stuart Collection, UCDC).

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Do Ho Suh?s Fallen Star at UC San Diego; Photo Courtesy of rooflite?
Do Ho Suh?s Fallen Star at the University of California is located at Jacobs Hall at San Diego, CA 92161. The Stuart Collection plans to open ?Fallen Star? a few hours a week, as well as by appointment; call 858.534.2117 or visit the collection?s website. Read about Do Ho Suh?s Fallen Star at UC San Diego from UCSD?s Stuart Collection. Also see the May 31, 2012 ?Fallen Star? Opens to the Public by Inga Kiderra from the UCSD News Center and some great photos plus video at the August 19, 2012 UCSD's Fallen Star by Do Ho Suh from NOTCOT. Learn about rooflite? in The Greenroof Directory.
 
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