I grew up in Korea surrounded by contemporary architecture and mass-produced furniture. With this project, Hi, Nice to Meet You, I studied the interior space of an old historic house on Governors Island during my residency program there. The house and now studio building was originally the home of a military family during the 19 century. As this old house had many elements that I was not familiar with, I conceived this project to connect the past and the present and compare differences between Korea and NYC’s architectural history. I chose and modified Ikea furniture, similar to the furniture I used in Korea, by cutting them apart, tracing and inserting them into the house’s historic interior architecture. By merging mass-produced furniture into the interior space of a historic house, I explore my experience as an immigrant trying to navigate American culture and trying to be part of it by changing myself.