These shifting and confused gusts of memory never lasted for more than a few seconds; it often happened that, in my brief spell of uncertainty as to where I was, I did not distinguish the various suppositions of which it was composed any more than, when we watch a horse running, we isolate the successive positions of its body as they appear upon a bioscope.
        But I had seen first one and then another of the rooms in which I had slept during my life, and in the end I would revisit them all in the long course of my waking dream… (from In Search of Lost Time, by Marcel Proust, 1913)
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.