The relationship between worldmaking and alterity, architecture’s ubiquity and its demise, the art world’s preciousness, pedagogy, and new forms of sociability — these are just a few of the threads that Canadian-born artist, architectural historian, and educator Esther Choi weaves together in her multidisciplinary work. She’s just as likely to send up the design world’s obsession with cultural consumption as she is to mentor marginalized students in breaking down the barriers that impede their entry into the industry. In 2019, she released her Fluxus-inspired cookbook of subversive recipes, Le Corbuffet (Prestel), and the following year started Office Hours, a participatory world-building project that cultivates knowledge-sharing among BIPOC creatives. The co-editor (with Marrikka Trotter) of Architecture at the Edge of Everything Else (MIT Press, 2010) and Architecture Is All Over (Columbia Books on Architecture and the City, 2017), Choi examines what happens when architecture interacts with other disciplines like philosophy and neuroaesthetics and investigates its relationship to the immaterial. Interdisciplinary to her core, Choi is attuned to what it means to operate within institutions while always thinking outside the box.