HAHA IS THE SOLE PROPRIETORSHIP OF SAMANTHA Jacobson…
…who holds degrees in architecture from MIT and Rice University, and has participated in the design of award-winning buildings in the United States and Korea. Samantha’s work has been featured in the 2012 Busan and 2014/5 prospect.3 biennales, as well as the following publications: ArchDaily, Architect, Architectural Record, Architecture, Artforum, A+U, the Boston Globe, Blast Magazine, The Bottom Line, Elle, Evolo, InStyle, Interni, Interior Design, FastCompany, NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday, Plan, postemdieval, the Providence Journal, Space, TAG and Zing.
With Eileen Joy and Christian Hite, Samantha is co-editor of the ecology-focused multimedia publication, Keep It Dirty.
Personal website: http://samanthajacobson.
In 2018, Samantha’s MIT thesis, “Notes on Sexuality and Space,” goes into press with punctum books (book website). She also plans to complete her first built work.
In 2016, Samantha helped launch Filth, an academic journal and volume of the ongoing project Keep It Dirty.
In 2015, Samantha launched her first design-build project, by taking possession of a small parcel in Joshua Tree, California. An innovative, small-scale, low-cost structure designed for the site will play host to an on-demand hospitality venture, as well as a site-specific installations series, before its eventual sale.
In 2014, Samantha completed her 2.3-mile long landscape installation “Flotsam (How to Live Together),” on the campus of the University of California, Santa Barbara. The project was featured on the cover of Queer Insists by Michael O’Rourke, one of the top 10 Critical Theory books to be published in 2014.
In 2013, Samantha was honored to be selected as an inaugural MITx Fellow, and assisted in production and project management for the first ever “Massive Open Online Course” in global architectural history, featured fall 2013 on the EDx platform.