KIRKLAND GALLERY is located at 40 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. Please note that the entrance is on Sumner Road and you will need a Harvard Graduate School of Design ID to enter the building. If you would like to visit the gallery and are not a GSD student, please contact us at gsdkirklandgallery@gmail.com.

2018.11 Sugar Thief

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By rediscovering a mundane object for us in the civilized city, I want to invoke the question of something we take for granted: Sugar. Sugar is a cultural prop.

Do you deserve to taste this sweetness?

Sugar should matter to us: from its industrial origin in plantation slavery, to its role as an energy booster during the industrial revolution and from our own nostalgic childhood memories to its status as a major threat to public health in the modern era.

Sugar is a cultural prop, which reflects numerous sociocultural layers of history and fluctuations of power dynamics. Our perspective on sugar has always been influenced and distorted by criteria of “contemporary” society.

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Je Sung Lee

2018.11 mirror/MĪRUS

2018.10 Observer / What I Like About This Building