Architect/ Founding Partner

Co-Founder and Executive Director

Marisa Yiu is an architect and Founding Partner of ESKYIU, a multi- disciplinary architecture studio actively integrating culture, community, art and technology based in Hong Kong. She was the Chief Curator of the 2009 Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture located at the West Kowloon waterfront; and recently curated Studio-X Shenzhen at the Value Factory. Along with her partner Eric Schuldenfrei, they were awarded the ‘Architectural League Prize’ for their installations featured in the Venice Biennale and New York’s Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. They edited, INSTANT CULTURE: Architecture and Urbanism as a Collective Process and co-authored “Unitary Urbanism” in the book, High-Rise – Idea and Reality.

Yiu’s work and writings have been published in A/D, Domus China, MIT’s thresholds, and Architectural Record among others. She has spoken at numerous global platforms including TEDxCUHK, UNESCO forum and at Harvard’s AsiaGSD conference. She has taught at London’s Architectural Association, Parsons, Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, School of Architecture at CUHK among others. Yiu is an AIA member, HKIA associate, served as a member of the Board of Advisors for RTHK. She is the Co-founder and Executive Director of Design Trust, an initiative of the registered charity Hong Kong Ambassadors of Design. Yiu is responsible for spearheading the creation of long-term platforms such as Design Trust Futures Studio to support innovative and thought-provoking investigations in various design disciplines, focused on Hong Kong, the Greater Bay area region and internationally.

Sessions

Mar 5

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Home-Kong: Placemaking & the Public Realm

16:30 – 17:10
JC Cube Auditorium

Ensuring future generations inherit a city they can be proud of – one that is liveable, accessible, sustainable, and beautiful. Highlighting important initiatives like a pedestrianisation scheme for an important artery in Central, increasing pocket…