About

I am an educator, historian and curator focused on buildings, landscapes, and political economy.

Education

Degrees

  • PhD Architecture, University of Michigan, (2020-Present)

  • MPhil Architecture, University of Hong Kong (2020)

  • MS Architecture, University of California, Berkeley (2016)

  • BA Architecture History, City University of New York (2014)


Additional Training

  • Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, University of Hong Kong (2019)

  • Spring School, Global Network in Financial Geography (2018)

  • Student Leadership Forum, Design Futures Public Interest Design (2015)

Blog Posts

    Projects

    Exhibitions
    2018 Infrastructure Imagination: Hong Kong City Futures, 1972-1988, Curatorial Assistant, Curated by Cecilia Chu and Dorothy Tang, City Gallery of Hong Kong

    2016 “Experimental Architecture” exhibit, Curatorial Intern, Curated by Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher and Joseph Becker, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

    2016 “Chairs” exhibit, Curatorial Intern, Curated by Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher and Joseph Becker, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

    2015 Art + Village + City in the Pearl River Delta, Curatorial Assistant, Curated by Margaret Crawford and Winnie Wong Wurster Gallery, University of California, Berkeley

    2014 Total Reset, Exhibition and Residency Coordinator, Curated by Karen Kubey, Institute for Public Architecture, New York, New York

    2013 Sky High and the Logic of Luxury, Intern, Curated by Carol Willis, Skyscraper Museum, New York, New York

    2013 Urban Fabric 2, Intern, Curated Andrew Dolkart and Carol Willis, Skyscraper Museum, New York, New York

    2013 Woolworth Building at 100, Intern, Curated by Gail Fenske and Carol Willis, Skyscraper Museum, New York, New York

    Conference Papers
    2018 “Imperial Sediments: Urban Development of Hong Kong’s Exchange Square (1980-84)” International Planning History Society, Yokohama, Japan, July

    2018 “Design of a Free Market: Regulating Hong Kong’s Stock Exchange”
    Society of Architectural Historians, Saint Paul, Minnesota, April

    2017 “‘Asia’s first ‘intelligent’ building’: Constructing Hong Kong’s Stock Exchange (1985-87)” Graduate Workshop, Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain, London, May

    2016 “‘The Future of Jamaica Bay”: Planning the Coastal Landscape of Jamaica Bay (1898-1942)” International Planning History Society, Delft, Netherlands, July

    2016 “Transamerica Pyramid: Dirt, Ships, Trees, Banks,” American Association of Geographers, San Francisco, California, April

    Conference and Symposium Organization
    2019 Co-organizer of architecture MPhil/PhD conference, “Transfers: Movement and Mobility in the Built Environment of Asia and Beyond,” University of Hong Kong, May

    2018 Organizer of architecture MPhil/PhD workshop, “Transactions in the Built Environment of Greater China” University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, April

    2018 Lead Co-chair of Roundtable on “Labor Issues in the Academy” Society of Architectural Historians, Saint Paul, Minnesota, April

    2017 Co-chair of Graduate Student Lightning Talks, “Unbuilding Imperialism” Society of Architectural Historians, Glasgow, Scotland, June

    2016 Co-chair of Graduate Student Lightning Talks, “Politics of Representation” Society of Architectural Historians, Los Angeles, California, April

    2016 Co-organizer “New Behaviors in Old Cities: Queer Possession and Dispossession of the City,” Immanent Urbanisms Lecture Series, San Francisco, California, March

    2015 “History, Theory, Practice Workshops,” The Architecture Lobby, lead co-organizer UC Berkeley, Six evenings in October and November

    Panel and Workshop Participation
    2018 1st Spring School of the Financial Geography Research Network, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium, May
    2016 Port Cultures Roundtable, International Planning History Society Delft, Netherlands, July
    2015 Graduate Student Workshop, Society for American City and Regional Planning History Los Angeles, California, November

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