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Melissa

LULU

JIN


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Melissa Lulu Jin
b. Wuhan, China, 1993

I grew up having called many places home: from small towns in regional Australia (with names like Armidale and Toowoomba), to the globalised metropolis of Singapore. Without firm roots grounding me to a single country or culture, I venture towards unknown territories and continue to learn new things and unlearn what I already know.

Trained as an architect, I tend to see the architectural artefact as an empty vessel whose spatial and tectonic qualities enrich the choreography of life. In practice, I focus on understanding how objects get built and how the object’s form influences the way in which people use it. In daily life, I observe movements and behaviours, and how I and the people around me respond and react to our physical environment. I want to better understand the rich and complex interplay between the fixed object and the human dynamics within, and also between individual desires and collective needs.

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Education
M.Sc in Architecture cum laude, KU Leuven Sint-Lucas, Brussels BE, 2019
Erasmus exchange, BAS Bergen Arkitekthøgskole, Bergen NO, 2018
B. Architectural Design, University of Queensland, Brisbane AU, 2015
B. Economics/Commerce, University of Queensland, Brisbane AU, 2011

Work Experience
Internship at JDS Architects, Brussels BE, 2017
Internship at Rotor, Brussels BE, 2016
Exhibition Guide, Architecture Workroom Brussels: a good city has industry, Brussels BE, 2016
Research Assistant, University of Queensland, Brisbane AU, 2016