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 is currently a MArch I AP candidate at Harvard GSD, 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 in 2018.