I listened to a lot of live music and bought a heap of records. One of the most important was by a musician I’d never heard of — a trumpeter called Jon Hassell. It was called Vernal Equinox. This record fascinated me. It was a dreamy, strange, meditative music that was inflected by Indian, African and South American music, but also seemed located in the lineage of tonal minimalism.
        It was a music I felt I’d been waiting for. (Brian Eno on Jon Hassell, from The Guardian, 2007)
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.