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Marisa Yiu

Marisa Yiu is writer, curator and architect and founding partner of ESKYIU, a multi-disciplinary architecture studio based in Hong Kong whose work integrates culture, community, art and technology.

Marisa Yiu was the chief curator of the 2009 Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture located at the West Kowloon waterfront. Marisa recently curated Studio-X Shenzhen at the Value Factory. Along with her partner Eric Schuldenfrei, they were awarded the Architectural League Prize from the Architectural League of New York 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.

Marisa’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. Marisa is an AIA member, HKIA associate, on the board of advisors for Radio Television Hong Kong, and previously a board member of the Hong Kong Ambassadors of Design before joining Hong Kong’s Design Trust as executive director.

Marisa Yiu joins us at the Living Cities Forum 2017 with the support of Monash University.