A curator and critic based in Beijing for over 17 years, in 2019 Beatrice became the executive director of the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (maat), Lisbon. She is the former creative director of Beijing Design Week (2013-2016) and chief curator of the ongoing research program Across Chinese Cities featured at the Venice Architecture Biennale at the 2014, 2016 and 2018 editions. She is co-founder of B/Side Design which has spearheaded the establishment of The Global School, the first independent institute for design and creative research in the PRC. Her writings and projects have appeared in publications such as Artforum, Abitare, CNN Style, Domus, Dezeen, Disegno, Frieze, T Magazine (The NYTimes), The Good Life, among many others.
David Gianotten is the Managing Partner-Architect of OMA. As such, he is responsible for the overall organizational & financial management, business strategy, and growth of the company worldwide.
As Partner-in-Charge, David currently oversees the design and construction of various projects, including the Taipei Performing Arts Centre in Taipei, the Prince Plaza Building in Shenzhen, the newly completed KataOMA resort in Bali, the New Museum for Western Australia in Perth, the masterplan of Feyenoord City - including the architectural design of new Stadium Feijenoord for 63.000 spectators - in Rotterdam, and the Bajes Kwartier - a conversion of a large 1960’s prison into a new neighborhood with 1.350 apartments- in Amsterdam.
David has, amongst others, been responsible for the design and realization of the MPavilion 2017 in Melbourne and of the Shenzhen Stock Exchange headquarters in Shenzhen. He has also been responsible for the end stages of the realization of the CCTV headquarters in Beijing and OMA's conceptual masterplan for the West Kowloon Cultural District in Hong Kong.
David joined OMA in 2008, launched OMA's Hong Kong office in 2009, and became partner in 2010. He became OMA’s Managing Partner – Architect in 2015 upon his return to The Netherlands from Asia. Before joining OMA, he was Principal Architect at SeARCH in the Netherlands.
David studied Architecture and Architectural Engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology where he received his Master-degree with honors. He is currently a professor at this same University at the Architectural Urban Design and Engineering department.
Franch is an architect. In 2004 she founded her solo practice while building in Catalonia. Since 2010, Franch is the Executive Director and Chief Curator of Storefront for Art and Architecture. Franch has taught at Columbia University, the IUAV University of Venice, SUNY Buffalo and at Rice University. At Storefront, her most recent projects include the launch of the global platform WorldWide Storefront and a new publication series in partnership with Lars Müller, In 2014, the State Department selected Storefront and Franch jointly with a curatorial and design team to represent the U.S. at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale with the project OfficeUS. She lectures internationally on art, architecture and the importance of alternative practices in the construction and understanding of public life.
Lars Nittve is an art historian, curator and writer. For almost thirty years he was the director of a number of major museums around the world, including but not limited to the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark; Tate Modern, United Kingdom; Moderna Museet, Sweden and most recently M+, Hong Kong. Since the spring of 2016 he has, with his company Nittve Information Ltd, been an independent writer and advisor to museums and foundations worldwide based in the mountain resort Åre in northern Sweden.
Mr. LIU Xiaodu is a founding partner of URBANUS. He co-founded Urbanus with his partners MENG Yan and WANG Hui in 1999, now Urbanus has become one of the most influential architectural design firms in China. Urbanus developed its branches in Beijing, Shenzhen and Hong Kong. Many works have become new landmarks of urban life. The projects have received numerous prominent awards, exhibited and published worldwide. The partners are invited to lecture at influential academic institutions and as a juror for international competitions. He received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Tsinghua University and Master of Architecture degree from Miami University.
Executive Director, Design Miami/
Appointed as Executive Director of Design Miami/ in January 2014, Rodman Primack has spent his career immersed in the world of design and art, and has held leadership positions in every aspect of the market. He was most recently a Senior International Specialist at Phillips de Pury & Company in New York, and Chairman of the auction house’s London office from 2004 to 2010.
Rodman had previously served as a Director of the Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills, CA; Associate Vice President and Head Specialist of Latin American art for Christie’s, New York and Designer for Peter Marino Architect, New York. He served as the Director of Auctions for the online platform Paddle8 for the past two years, and also ran a successful design consulting practice, RP Miller.
A fifth generation Californian, Rodman resides in Miami and New York City.
Tom Dixon（OBE）是位自學成才的國際知名的英國設計師，他是同名品牌Tom Dixon（est.2002）的創意總監。 他的作品被世界上享負盛名的博物館永久收藏，包括V＆A和MoMA。 Tom Dixon通過各種各樣的體驗建立了自己的世界，從音樂、現代照明、家具和配件，以至高級項目包括Mondrian Sea Containers（倫敦），Alto（香港），Himitsu（亞特蘭大），Le Drugstore（巴黎），Bronte （倫敦）和倫敦名為The Coal Office的全新總部。
Founding Partner of Neri&Hu Design and Research Office.
NHDRO is an inter-disciplinary international architectural design practice based in Shanghai, China. In 2014, Wallpaper* announced Neri&Hu as 2014 Designer of The Year. In 2013, Mr. Neri was inducted into the U.S. Interior Design Hall of Fame with partner Rossana Hu. The practice was selected as the 2011 INSIDE Festival Overall Winner, won AR Awards for Emerging Architecture 2010 by Architectural Review (UK) and one of the Design Vanguards in 2009 by Architectural Record (US). In 2006, Mr. Neri was selected by I.D. Magazine as one of the 40 designers globally who deserve more attention in “I.D. 40”. Mr. Neri received his Master of Architecture at Harvard University and his Bachelor of Architecture at the University of California at Berkeley. Mr. Neri is also designing products for brands including MOOOI, LEMA, Parachilna, Classicon, Gandia Blasco, Stellar Works, Meritalia, BD Barcelona Design, and neri&hu.
Zoë Ryan is the John H. Bryan Chair and Curator of Architecture and Design at the Art Institute of Chicago. A curator and author, her projects focus on exploring the impact of architecture and design on society. Her recent exhibitions include, In a Cloud, in a Wall, in a Chair: Modernists in Mexico at Midcentury (2019) and Past Forward: Architecture and Design at the Art Institute, a major installation of the modern and contemporary architecture and design collections (2017–ongoing). In 2017, she published As Seen: Exhibitions that Made Architecture and Design History, the first volume to explore in depth the important role that exhibitions have played in the history of these fields of practice.
Her past exhibitions include: Making Place: The Architecture of David Adjaye (2015), Fashioning the Object: Bless, Boudicca, and Sandra Backlund (2012), and Bertrand Goldberg: Architecture of Invention (2011). In 2014, she was the curator of the second Istanbul Design Biennial, The Future Is Not What It Used To Be. Ryan has taught graduate seminars on design history and theory at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is a member of the Design Trust International Advisory Council, Hong Kong.
Giovanni Alessi Anghini
Giovanni Alessi Anghini
Executive Creative Director and Founder of GAA DESIGN FARM
After conducting his primary studies in Italy and Switzerland; his professional training began at the University of Florence where he focused his attention on courses in cultural sociology and anthropology.
As part of the 4th generation of ALESSI family, in 2002, he returned to Milan with a view to translating and applying his studies to industrial design, collaborating with Stefano Giovannoni and working freelance. Over the following years, he worked with companies such as ALESSI, PHILIPS, VITRA, FOREVERLAMP, OPPO, LENOVO both through experience within the companies themselves, and as an external consultant through his own studio, GAA Design Farm, founded in 2006.
In the following years his work (notably: POP-UP, LUMIERE, FLAME, ABATJOUR) was recognized with the 2008 and 2012 GOOD DESIGN™ AWARD, and was included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Architecture and Design in Chicago, "The Chicago Athenaeum".
Born and raised in France, Arnault founded kapok in 2006 as an antidote to the perceived blandness of Hong Kong retail scene. kapok focuses on designers and brands whose work reflects his attitude towards quality craftsmanship and creativity in design. kapok has grown to a network of 7 stores in 2 countries : Hong Kong and Singapore.
Arnault has developed an extensive knowledge and understanding of the Asian consumer goods and retail environment since 1996, when he moved to Hong Kong. In 2001, he joined the team in charge of the development of the Lomography brand in Asia as the head of Southeast Asian operations. Arnault was also the co-owner and director of Working Unit Limited founded in 2005, the exclusive distributor for the Moleskine brand in Southeast Asia. He also brought to Hong Kong the first retail stores for Maison Kitsuné and l'Officine Universelle Buly.
Cole Roskam is an associate professor of architectural history and theory in the Department of Architecture at the University of Hong Kong, where he has taught since 2010. His research examines architecture's role in mediating moments of transnational interaction and exchange between China and other parts of the world. His articles and essays have appeared in AD (Architectural Design), Artforum International, Architectural History, Grey Room, and the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, among others.
於2005年，生於紐西蘭的Kate移居到亞洲成立其個人公司At Liberty Ltd，並出任創意及文化總監一職。At Liberty Ltd 的客戶包括NET-A-PORTER & MR. PORTER, Massimo De Carlo, Bulthaup 和 Lane Crawford。Kate 現時定居於香港，並熱衷參與在海外的創意及設計項目：如在日本及新墨西哥州的聖塔菲等地方的工作。此外，Kate 亦同時營運一網上商店 get.give , 實踐她個人對工藝、品牌故事、藝術及簡約生活的追求及熱誠。
Founding Partner, ESKYIU
Eric is a designer focused on the relationships between urbanism, architecture, and art. Together with Marisa Yiu he is a partner of ESKYIU, a studio that has been awarded the Architectural League Prize and featured in numerous biennales. Currently an associate professor at the University of Hong Kong, Schuldenfrei received his PhD from the University of Cambridge and has taught at Princeton, Columbia, and the Architectural Association. Schuldenfrei served as the Curator of Exhibition, Education, Film, and Media for the 2009 Hong Kong & Shenzhen Biennale and has presented his work at Harvard University AsiaGSD, Cambridge University, and the V&A Museum.
Artistic Director, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam
Aric Chen is the newly-appointed General and Artistic Director of Het Nieuwe Instituut, the Dutch national museum and institute of architecture, design, and digital culture in Rotterdam. Previously, Chen was the curatorial director for Design Miami/ and an independent curator and writer based in Shanghai, where he is a professor of practice and director of the Curatorial Lab at the College of Design and Innovation at Tongji University. From 2012 to 2019, Chen was the founding lead curator for design and architecture, and later curator-at-large, for M+, a museum for visual culture in Hong Kong's West Kowloon Cultural District. Prior to founding M+, Chen was the first creative director of Beijing Design Week. He has organized dozens of projects and exhibitions internationally, in addition to serving on numerous juries and as a curatorial adviser to the Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture, the Cooper-Hewitt Design Triennial, and the Gwangju Design Biennale. Chen is the author of Brazil Modern (The Monacelli Press, 2016) and has been a frequent contributor to The New York Times, Wallpaper*, Architectural Record, and other publications.
Marc Cansier 於法國巴黎培寧根高等圖像學校(Penninghen School) 修畢平面設計和傳意文憑，並於1993 年在香港以聯合創辦人身份創辦了曼可尚(Marc & Chantal)，自此確立了曼可尚一站式品牌顧問服務範圍，領導我們的團隊融彙整合傳播思維，塑造出多個別具個性的品牌。目前，曼可尚已是香港領先的跨領域品牌設計公司，精於提供涵蓋策略諮詢、品牌創造以及品牌體驗設計的全方位品牌建設方案。
作為創意總監，Marc 目前致力於發展公司的創意方向、品牌策略和地方品牌化方案。曼可尚近年完成的標誌性項目包括香港大館古蹟及藝術館、首爾弘大區 RYSE 傲途格精選酒店，以及倫敦夏利酒店 Hari Hotel。
Director, Design Society
Ole Bouman, former Creative Director of the Urbanism/Architecture Bi-City Biennale Shenzhen (2013-14), is now the director of Design Society, Shenzhen. Since mid 1990s Ole Bouman has shown outstanding achievements in writing, curating and teaching. He was the editor-in-chief of Volume. His publications include The Invisible in Architecture (co-author, 1994) and Architecture of Consequence (2009). Meanwhile, Ole Bouman was the director of Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAI). He was involved in and curated Manifesta 3 (2000), the architecture Biennales of Shenzhen, São Paulo and Venice, etc. Besides, Ole Bouman taught architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Suzy Annetta, founding editor in chief of Design Anthology magazine, is a Melbourne-trained interior designer who worked for a number of award-winning firms before founding her own studio. Design Anthology was launched in early 2014 to a strong following that continues to grow internationally. A quarterly, Design Anthology is published independently and is the only design magazine available across the Asia region to focus on a curated selection of high-end projects in the region or by Asian designers internationally. A European edition of the magazine launched in 2018, followed by an Australian edition in late 2019.
Dr. Tat Lam founded Shanzhai City after dedicating over a decade of working in urban, informal, and village developments throughout China, identifying the need for the creation of a social development agency that addresses both market and policy failures in a rapidly developing country. An insightful expert in China’s developmental issues, Tat directed an urban development think tank in China (URB), consulting private and government entities on large-scale developmental projects,, with clients such as China government entities, urban planning commission in many cities, Vanke Group, Poly Real Estate Development, and grassroot underserved communities in both rural and urban China. Dr. Tat Lam developed anthropological research methods for socio-spatial design during his doctoral degree at The UCL (London) from which was applied towards his consultancy practice in China. As lead research scholar and founder at China Megacities Lab at Columbia University since 2007 and faculty member of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Dr. Tat Lam is intimately involved with international academic resources. Most recently Dr. Lam was executive curator of the Hong Kong Shenzhen Bi-city Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism in 2013.
譚智恒, Head of Department, Communication Design Director, Centre for Communication Design
Winnie is a dot connecter; those dots may be people, places, perspectives, ideas, experiences, resources, or media & cultural messages. Before moving to Berlin in 2015, she had lived in Hong Kong for 22 years working on projects ranging from teen development (case studies for The Women’s Foundation) to promoting Hong Kong’s artists and art scene (through The Peninsula Hotel and Hongkong Land). She has degrees in history (focused on art & architecture), business, and psychology from the U.S., France and Hong Kong. Her main interest revolves around exploring how human experiences and potential are shaped and created by investigating and connecting multiple disciplines such as history, language, economics, arts &culture, neuroscience, philosophy, psychology, spirituality etc.
在2021 年，Clara 創立了「明天的遺產」（Tomorrow’s heritage）項目，將人們和社區聚集在一起，創造跨文化的作品。 並於 2014 年與拍檔共同創立了 MunHub，這是一個旨在推廣時尚和設計領域交融的新興設計師平台。 在2007年，再次共同創辦了「+853文化協會」和年度活動「我的城市」（This is my city)。那是一個多元文化的活動，展示了中國澳門、中國內地和國際的人才。在2004年，Clara 與他人共同創立了 Lines Lab。
在創立自己的事務所「人人建築」之前，吳鐵流在瑞士工作室Herzog & de Meuron工作十年多，在那裡他全程參與M+博物館項目，從最初在巴塞爾的設計比賽到在香港的施工協調直至落成。吳氏畢業於哈佛設計研究生院，現為香港大學建築系兼職助理教授。他亦是紐約期刊CLOG的創始編輯之一。他的評論文章還在其它雜誌上發表，包括《San Rocco》、《MONU》、《時代建築》、《建築學報》、《Art Plus》 和《舞蹈手札》等。
媒體藝術家，香港台灣藝術與科技團隊 Dimension Plus 共同創辦人及藝術總監及複合設計空間 openground 創辦人。作品曾於日本文化廳媒體藝術祭、有新媒體藝術奧斯卡之稱的奧地利媒體藝術節電子藝術大奬 (Prix Ars Electronica) 等國際藝術節獲獎。作品獲邀展至世界各地，並由多家美術博物館收藏。熱衷於新媒體藝術教育，一直出任各大專客席教學、副教授及顧問工作，致力推動數位製作應用於藝術創作中。