Yale University
2023–2024 Public Programs, Spring Edition
Mar. 04, 2024
MD Anderson Hall, Farish Gallery

This program is being rescheduled for the fall semester of 2024. 

Mae-ling Lokko is an architectural scientist, designer, and educator from Ghana and the Philippines who works with agrowaste and renewable bio-based materials. Through her work, Lokko explores themes of “generative justice” through the development of new models of distributed production and collaboration. In her artistic and design practice, her work deconstructs historical narratives and practices of extraction through the design of new material vocabularies and the prototyping of participatory models of distributed production.

Lokko’s research focuses on ecological design, integrated material life cycle design, and the broad development and evaluation of renewable bio-based materials. She has previously taught at the Cooper Union and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), where she served as the director of the Building Sciences Program as well as assistant professor at the School of Architecture and Center for Architecture, Science, and Ecology (CASE). Lokko holds a Ph.D. and master of science in architectural science from the Center for Architecture, Science and Ecology, RPI, and a B.A. from Tufts University. She is an assistant professor at Yale University.


This program is made possible through the generous support of the Betty R. and George F. Pierce Jr., FAIA, Fund; the William B. Coleman Jr. Colloquium Fund for Architecture; and the Wm. W. Caudill Lecture Series Fund. 
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