Annette Miae Kim

Affiliated Faculty; Associate Professor of Urban Critical Studies

Annette miae Kim (b.1968 New York) lives and works in Los Angeles making maps through collage paintings, cinematic videos, interactive digital media, and installations. Her cartographies search for ways to break through colonial, Cartesian conventions, mapping migration, displacement, and placemaking across space and time. Her works also explore the role and limits of text and language. Her social practice involves long-term collaborations with community-based arts organizations building cultural asset maps that recover histories and narratives of marginalized peoples and places.

She is a co-founder of RAP, the Race, Arts, and Place collective.  Her work has been shown internationally.


She earned her BA in Studio Art and Architecture from Wellesley College, MA in Public Policy from Harvard University, MA in Visual Studies and PhD in Urban Planning from UC Berkeley. At Roski, she advises students in the joint Curatorial Practice/Urban planning dual degree with the Price School of Public Policy where she holds her primary faculty appointment.