Bio 

Who am I?

I am not the gross body, which is made of flesh.

I am not the five senses, of sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch.

I am not the image inside the mirror.

I am not the object in relation to space.

I am not the possessions that I have acquired. 

I am not the heritage, for I do not care.

I am not the moment that is ever fleeting.

I am not the happiness that has graced my life.

I am not the sadness that which is inevitable.

I am not the pleasures, those damned illusions.

I am not the pain that refreshes my dull existence.

I am not the lust for the beautiful and the ugly.

I am not the hunger that thirsts for more.

I am not the fear that looms over all things.

I am not the courage that endures.

I am not the faith that comforts.

I am not the despair that triumphs.

I am not the memories that dissipate.

 

I am not the visions in my dreams.

I am not the high on psychedelics.

I am not the compassion of Bodhisattvas.

I am not the love of God.

I am not the desires that created this world.

I am not the intuition that has written this story.

I am not the perception, that experiences. 

I am not the mind, that thinks. 

 

I am not the writer.

I am not the philosopher.

I am not the artist.

I am not the designer.

I am not the architect.

 

After negating all the aforementioned ‘I am not’, ‘I am not’. 

The awareness which alone remains - that I am. 

CV | Benjamin Chang​

Master of Architecture, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Bachelor of Design, OCAD University, Toronto, Canada

Education

2018-21​

2013-17

Experience​

2021

2021

2021

2020

2020

2019

2019

2018

2018

gh3* Architects, Intern Architect

Office of Adrian Phiffer, Designer

An Te Liu Studio, Digital Fabricator & Studio Assistant

University of Toronto, Graduate Teaching Assistant 

Toronto Housing Work Exhibition, Exhibition Designer

Office of Adrian Phiffer, Designer 

Boxer Architect, Intern Designer

OCAD University, Teaching Assistant

Design Workshop Architects, Installation Designer

Exhibition/Publication

2021

2021

2021

2021

2019

2018

2017

2016

InterAccess Gallery, Sculpted in our Image, Forged in Our Minds

Whippersnapper Gallery, Remoted Possibilities

Roundtable Residency 2021

InterAccess Gallery, Vector Festival, Of Ties and Tethers

Non-Architecture Journal - DYING

Winter Stations Public Exhibition

OCAD U 102nd Graduate Exhibition

Design Exchange Sukkahville Exhibition

Competition

2019

2018

2017

2017

2016

2016

Honourable Mention, Non-Architecture Competition

First Place, Winter Stations

Honourable Mention, Amber Road Trekking Competition

First Place, Kunlé Adeyemi Water and City 

Second Place, Sukkahville Design Competition

Finalist, UIA-HYP CUP: Bernard Tschumi Concept and Notation

Honours

2018-21

2017

The John and Myrna Daniels Scholars Award

Joan Burt Architect’s Award