Open City Design Institute is a non-profit branch of STUFF (Studio for Transformative Urban Forms and Fields) that engages the city through public programs, exhibitions, competitions, publications, research, learning, and practice.

We believe that tomorrow is defined by the new generation of designers and their urban visions. We are committed to building this tomorrow by cross-exposure and cross-exploration of designers, their works, values, and visions. We are also interested in strengthening and constructing the city’s capacity to value and celebrate design.

Open City Design Institute will activate and speculate new perspectives and capacities through four generative program strands: platform, press, practice, and project.


Jae-Sung Chon Founding Director | Editor in Chief [OCDI Press]

Kent Mundle Graphics & Communications Lead | Editor & Designer [OCDI Press]

Lauren Hower Operations Coordinator [DOT Program]