I’m sure that when I die, I’m still going to say ‘I haven’t understood’. It’s the cliché: the more you understand, the more ignorant you know you are. I’m just really an enthusiast and I have an obsessive belief in what I’m doing because it’s important for me.
        But I’ve never had any feeling that this is going to mean anything for anyone else. It’s just the way of working out my salvation. People just do the best they can. And I don’t know any other way to do it. (from an interview in White Heat Magazine, 2010)

Alex Yueyan Li is a designer based in Boston, MA. He currently serves as the Irving Innovation Fellow at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, where he received the Clifford Wong Housing Prize. Previously, he worked at Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Höweler + Yoon, MILLIØNS,  and Shigeru Ban. He holds a Bachelor of Architectural Studies with Distinction from the University of Waterloo, a Master of Architecture I AP with Distinction from Harvard GSD.