Panel Discussion for PMQ Central Launch

For “MakerBay Central” Launch, Oct 23rd at PMQ we are very excited to announce a discussion panel discussing “What is the role of Design and Technology in Hong Kong’s Future?”.  

  • Time : Sunday Oct 23, 14:05 – 14:35
  • Location : MakerBay Central, at PMQ Hong Kong
What is the role of Design and Technology  in Hong Kong's Future?

Marisa Yiu
Co-Founder and Executive Director, Design Trust ; Founding Partner, ESKYIU

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 has served on the Board of Advisors for RTHK and is currently an AIA member, HKIA associate and Co-Founder and Executive Director of Design Trust.

William To
Senior Consultant, Hong Kong Design Centre / Director, Creative & Programme, PMQ

William spent 18 years working in the advertising industry in Hong Kong. In 1992, he founded his own agency – Vision Integrated Communications Ltd. Later on in his career, William became brand consultant to some of his clients, helping them launch their brands and products in Hong Kong and China.
William joined Hong Kong Design Centre in 2005 and is responsible for their flagship events – Business of Design Week (BODW), Knowledge of Design Week (KODW 2006 – 2012) and Design for Asia Awards (DFAA 2006-08).
In Aug 2012, William joined PMQ – a newly launched creative platform for design entrepreneurs. He is responsible for creating events and programs on site and collaborating with overseas partners.

Otto Ng
Cofounder and Director, LAAB

Otto was inspired by the culture of how everything was invented at MIT where he studied architecture, and went on cofounding LAAB in Hong Kong – a multi-disciplinary firm comprising architects, artists, designers, engineers and makers.
The work of LAAB is characterized by their architectural innovation with the mission to advance not only our physical environment but also the culture and economy of our society. The team is dedicated to rethink the way the industry designs and builds through forward-thinking strategies coupled with post-digital methods of making. Their transformative projects ranging from smart home and workplace, to interactive art and urban space have been recognized by Japan Good Design Award, Design for Asia Award, and HSBC Youth Business Award.
Prior to cofounding LAAB, Otto has worked in the UK, US and Italy with experience in smart city and advanced architecture. Otto was named Perspective 40 under 40 and ADC New York Young Gun, and was invited to speak at TEDx Kowloon, MUJI Talk and AIA Entrepreneurship Summit. While at HKU, he has been an Assistant Professor teaching algorithmic design and digital fabrication, and an adviser for the Common Core curriculum.

The panel will be moderated by Cesar Jung-Harada, MakerBay Director

This is a free event.

If you want to attend, please RSVP to [email protected] with the names and email of each participants. Thank you very much. 

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