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 and an Irving Innovation Fellow at the Department of Architecture, Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD). Previously, he practiced in the offices of Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Höweler + Yoon, MILLIØNS, and Shigeru Ban Architects. He has given lectures and served on juries at a number of institutions including Harvard, SCI-Arc, the University of Toronto, and Northeastern University. Li holds a Bachelor of Architectural Studies with Distinction from the University of Waterloo, a Master of Architecture I AP with Distinction from Harvard GSD, where he was awarded the Clifford Wong Housing Prize.