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 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.