ESKYIU is profiled in SCMP newspaper, article entitled, “Design duo foster debate on the built environment”. More details here.
Eric Schuldenfrei & Marisa Yiu are collaborating with sound artists: William Lane (HKNME) and Wong Chung-fai (aka Sin:Ned) on “Audio Lotus [seed]” – a walking sound sculpture. The event installation will be held on Saturday May 11th, from 3pm-4pm, at the “MOBILE M+: inflation! A (CON)TEMPORARY SCULPTURE PARK OF INFLATABLES” exhibition at West Kowloon. The walking sculpture is inspired by Benoît Maubrey’s “audio peacock” and Choi Jeong Hwa’s work. More details here.
Marisa Yiu’s essay entitled “Air-Constructs and Alternative Landscapes” is published in the catalogue of ”MOBILE M+: inflation! A (CON)TEMPORARY SCULPTURE PARK OF INFLATABLES”. An exhibition held from April 26th to June 9th 2013 showing inflatables by architect-artists such as Liu Jiakun, Cao Fei and Tomás Saraceno. More details here.
ESKYIU’s Industrial Forest is featured in Wallpaper* magazine online. More details here. The interactive ‘forest’ will evolve with new experiences like herbal gardens and experimental sound components to inspire discussion on the complexity of artifice and nature.
Eric Schuldenfrei and Marisa Yiu spoke at the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York for “The Reading Images Series”. This event brought a group of scholars, architects, artists and critics to closely look into images and construct arguments, narratives and observations that produce incisive readings of form, politics, gaze and representation based on their book. Reading Images: Instant Culture took place on Friday, March 29th at 7pm, 2013. More details here.
Marisa Yiu is invited by Dean and architect Alejandro Zaera-Polo to speak at the 2013 LECTURE SERIES: WHAT I DID NEXT —Princeton’s Alternative Architectural Practices -at the School of Architecture at Princeton University on March 27th, 2013. During this academic year Princeton SoA will stage a series of public conversations around alternative practices in architecture through the work of 85 distinguished alumni from the last 25 years. More details here.
ESKYIU’s Industrial Forest at Spring Workshop is featured in an article in ARTINFO.com “Very Real Fake Nature in the Industrial Forest Installation” by Zoe Li. See here for more details.
Eric Schuldenfrei & Marisa Yiu are adding finishing touches to their latest installation – the evolving “Industrial Forest” at Spring Workshop artspace in Wong Chuk Hang. Garden highway terrace will be open on February 28th 2013. More details on the unveiling here and installation details here.
Marisa Yiu invited to moderate the upcoming Rethinking Cities forum at MaD 2013 on 01.27.2013 . Speakers include Carlo RATTI (Director, MIT SENSEable City Lab), Sascha HASELMAYER (Co-founder, Citymart.com of Barcelona) and Prof Dehyun Sohn (Professor Emeritus, Department of Tourism, Hanyang University Seoul Korea). See here for schedule.
Marisa Yiu and Eric Schuldenfrei were invited to speak at the BODW 2012 at the Hong Kong Convention Centre. They shared their latest projects on the design of a living heritage museum in Inner Mongolia, interactive installations, and their soon to be completed “Industrial Forest” for Spring Workshop. See here on the events and schedule.
ESKYIU was invited to speak at Merck’s Displaying Futures symposium in Taipei. Dr. Eric Schuldenfrei presented on “Future Architecture and Technology” on 11.15.2012 at the Xue Xue Institute, Taiwan’s first private creative hub. The symposium program developed scenarios of the future from the perspective of architects, designers, artists and scientists relating to next-generation displays.
Marisa Yiu took part in a Forum ”Are We Too Easily Shocked?” moderated by Douglas Young, Co-Founder, G.O.D on 11.28. 2012. Other speakers included William Lane, Artistic Director, Hong Kong New Music Ensemble; Alexandra A. Seno, Executive Producer, Intelligence Squared Asia; Alan Lo, Co-Founder, The Press Room; Jehan Chu, Owner, Chaiwanese / Board Member – Para/Site and Sheryl Lee, Artistic Advisor to Chiczando Concept. Talks were followed by an incredible performance by Luciano Berio: Sequenza IXb for alto saxophone (1981) and Jacky Leung, alto saxophone followed by Luciano Berio: Sequenza V for trombone (1965) Ben Pelletier, trombone as part of the Sounds Shocking exhibitions at Artistree.
Eric Schuldenfrei and Marisa Yiu are both featured in TIMEOUT’s “25 Hong Kong Designers You Need To Know” published on 21.11.2012 by Edmund Lee. More here on article.
Eric Schuldenfrei & Marisa Yiu are moderators for the upcoming Business of Design Week (BODW) Culture and the City Forum on December 8th at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. Some of the speakers this year are: Michael Lynch (West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, Hong Kong), Ma Yan-Song (Beijing), Ronnie Chan (Asia Society Hong Kong Center) & Billie Tsien (Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, USA), Thomas Heatherwick (Heatherwick Studio, UK) and closing Keynote Kazuyo Sejima (SAANA, Japan).
Marisa Yiu is invited to speak at TEDxCUHK in Hong Kong. She will join other creative entrepreneurs, innovators to share on experiences, ideas and to ensure that one of The TED Commandments: Dream big comes alive. Marisa’s presentation will be on “Creative Conversations” on 10.26.2012 at the Lee Shau Kee Building.
Marisa Yiu and Eric Schuldenfrei joined collaborators and innovators to launch Nike’s “Flyknit Collective” Greater China project at the Beijing Design Week (BJDW). In Beijing, the Flyknit Collective is installed in a 7,000 TANK, a restored 7,000-gallon oil drum in the middle of Beijing’s newest art district, the 751D-Park, Chaoyang District. The perimeter of the 7,000 TANK space housed custom wall fixtures paying tribute to work from the global Nike Flyknit Collective, which has seen installations come to life in London, New York, and Rio. The Nike Flyknit installation opened with VIP and media previews from 9.27-29, and a Vernissage on 9.29. Open to the public every day from noon-7pm until October 6th 2012.
Marisa Yiu is Convenor, chairing the upcoming 20/20 International Conference on “The Evolving Architectural Education: Innovation in teaching and learning in Asia”. Some of the speakers include: Mark Wigley, Anthony Burke, Christine Hawley, Ding Wowo, Kongjian Yu and Pekka Korvenmaa. More Details here.
Eric Schuldenfrei presents his projects and films at the 2012 Venice Biennale,The 13th International Architecture Exhibition; and spoke at the opening events forum “Diversity & Compatibility”. Key Note Speaker included: Professor Sir Peter Cook, Founder of Archigram.
“Flyknit Multiply” by XEX+ESKYIU is an inaugural interactive installation for F.O.S Shanghai Flyknit collective. It brings together visual arts, new technology and community expression to a new level. Inspired by the Flyknit shoe, the real-time installation utilizes bespoke digital computer codes, elegant analog descriptors, architecture spatial design and a trampoline to inspire unique real time portraits. Athletes, visitors to F.O.S, super star celebrities and inspiring youth generated their own flight, as multiple extensions and weave formations in dynamic ways. click here to see Marisa’s fly captured in real time; and Eric’s fly here.
Marisa Yiu and Eric Schuldenfrei are Curators for Nike’s “Flyknit Collective” workshops, Greater China project. Opening in Shanghai’s Festival of Sport (F.O.S). Other global events are taking place here and ongoing in London here. Flyknit Collective is a platform for creatives in all fields to generate dialogue in their own way and in their own communities inspired by Nike Flyknit’s revolutionary design technology. Precisely engineered yarns by Nike have created a lightweight, form fitting and virtually seamless upper, designed to deliver great performance while reducing material waste.
Marisa Yiu & Eric Schuldenfrei featured in “Journey to Tomorrow,” a photography exhibition that marks an artistic collaboration with William Lim and anothermountainman (aka Stanley Wong). Exhibition features a series of narrative portraits exploring the future of creativity in Hong Kong. Until July 8th 2012 at LAB Concept. More here.
Marisa Yiu gave a talk entitled, ‘Building Social Temporaries: towards event cities‘ at UTS Sydney as part of symposium on “Transforming Southern Sydney’s Central CREATIVE QUARTER project” organized by Prof. Tarsha Finney.
Marisa Yiu & Eric Schuldenfrei invited to exhibit in New York’s Storefront for Art and Architecture exhibition: “Aesthetics Anesthetics”. Opening June 26th 2012 7-9pm. An architecture drawing exhibition with 30 drawings of Storefront’s gallery by a selected group of international architects. More details here.
Eric Schuldenfrei delivered the CUMULUS HELSINKI CONFERENCE Keynote lecture “Creative Commons and the Design of Public Resources” at the Northern World Mandate, held at Aalto University in Helsinki in MAY 24–26, 2012. More details here.
Eric Schuldenfrei spoke at DLD MOSCOW on “Future Cities and the Internet” panelists included Stefan Denig, Siemens; Bill Hutchinson, Ernst & Young Center for Smart City Innovation; Sergei Kapkov, Head of the Department of Culture of Moscow and Eric Schuldenfrei – Director/Founding Partner, ESKYIU. Moderated by Oleg Alexeev, Vice President, Skolkovo Foundation. More details here.
“Instant City of Culture” an article by Marisa Yiu is published in DOMUS China issue 064 May 2012. Her essay advocates for architectural typologies and temporal interventions that are human centric in the context of Hong Kong and China. Discussions relate to the book recently published by Eric and Marisa “Instant Culture: Architecture and Urbanism as a Collective Process” and reviews other books such as “3 Years: Arrow Factory”, MVDRV’s “The Vertical Village: Individual, Informal, Intense”, King’s “36 yrs of model making” and Yona Friedman’s “Pro Domo”.
ESKYIU presented “Surplus Value: Future Productive Landscapes” at the 100th Anniversary celebration for Steelcase 100 MINUTES: Dreams, whimsy and brilliance curated by Sonia Chow. The event featured 10 x 10-minute parcels of speakers’ insight on design, sustainability in 100 MINUTES focuses on design, innovation and creativity. More details here.
ESKYIU’s Housing Nature project is featured in a photo shoot for WALLPAPER magazine May 2012 issue in a High Living in Hong Kong article entitled, “High Ball”.
Marisa Yiu curated and organized the event “DESIGN ROULETTE: a sequential dialogue” with the topic “Architecture: Between Beauty and Ethics” at the Asia Society on April 26th. Presented by Asia Design Forum and co-presenters AIA Hong Kong Chapter and Asia Society. Speakers included: Hitoshi Abe (UCLA/US and Atelier Hitoshi Abe/Japan); David Gianotten (OMA/Hong Kong); Rocco Yim (Rocco Design Architects/Hong Kong); Eric Schuldenfrei (HKU and ESKYIU/Hong Kong); Michael Lai Kam-Cheung (St. James’ Settlement/Hong Kong); Shideh Shaygan (Shaygan Architects/Hong Kong); Donald Choi (Nan Fung Development/Hong Kong); Joo Ryung Kim (JRK Associates/South Korea).
8 players interviewed each other, one-on-one, one after another, with each player showing five images in five minutes. Marisa co-moderated with Douglas Young (Goods of Desire/Hong Kong) a lively and unexpected series of discussions from speakers and including special guest attendance and response from Mrs. Carrie Lam, Secretary for Development of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government. More here on Event here.
Eric and Marisa were moderators for world renowned Japanese architect Toyo Ito. His talk entitled, “Design after 311” is part of HKDY Master Talk series. They hosted the panel discussion with Toyo Ito, David Gianotten (Partner, OMA) and William Lin (Managing Partner, CL3) held at the Hong Kong Arts Centre.
Eric and Marisa supported the first HKDY master talks as moderators for “How a Cultural Park works for a City” case study of Millennium Park, Chicago. Panelists included Edward Uhlir (Executive Director of Milennium Park), Cherly Kent (writer), Colin Ward (Partner, Fosters) and Sarah Wong (Landscape designer).
DESIGNBOOM features “AQUA INDUSTRY” installation More details here.
Marisa moderated and participated in the International Symposium “Sustainable communities- Future New Towns for Hong Kong” at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. More details here
Marisa and Eric and spoke at the book launch of architectural model-maker King Y. Chung. His new book entitled, “My 36 years of Model Making in Hong Kong” is a fascinating book mirroring HK’s urban development. King has built over 2000 miniature models such as Foster’s HSBC building. More details here.
Eric and Marisa spoke at the Forum on “Occupying” the City and Public Realm symposium at the Lecture Hall of Heritage Discovery Centre. Panelists included ESKYIU, Atelier Liu Yuyang, Neri + Hu, Zhu Tao and many others.
ESKYIU’s new installation new water-based installation just installed at Hong Kong public space. See more of AQUA INDUSTRY here. The installation is an abstract model representing the future of living, promoting water based industries, fishing communities and diversity.
ESKYIU’s new book: “INSTANT CULTURE: architecture and urbanism as a collective process” edited by Eric Schuldenfrei and Marisa Yiu has recently been reviewed by DESIGN BOOM, WALLPAPER, TIMEOUT. See more here.
Eric Schuldenfrei spoke on panel hosted by MCCM Creations at Para/Site Art Space: “Charles LaBelle: Corpus book launch“. Speakers and organizers: Cosmin Costinas, Robin Peckham, Katrien Jacobs and Isaac Leung.
Eric and Marisa just spoke at the forum on Architecture and the City at the 2011 SZ Biennale opening events at Hua Club, The OCT Art & Design Gallery, Shenzhen.
Organized by Jeffrey Johnson (Director of C Lab, Columbia University), moderated by Xiangning Li (Professor, Tongji University, Shanghai). Speakers: Ma Yansong (MAD), Marisa Yiu and Eric Schuldenfrei (ESKYIU), Wang Lin (Vice President, Shanghai Urban Planning and Design Research Institute), Jing Liu (So-iL), Minsuk Cho (Mass Studies).
How does contemporary architectural practice engage the urban condition today? With the setting of the 2011 Shenzhen/Hong Kong Bi-city Biennale for Urbanism + Architecture, the panel hopes to inspire a conversation between a generation of architects who are all establishing their practices working within some of the most radically transforming urban conditions. How does the context of the contemporary city influence their work and attitudes towards design?
Eric Schuldenfrei spoke at TEDxHONGKONG on Friday, December 2, 2011.
Eric Schuldenfrei & Marisa Yiu just moderated the presentations at Business of Design Week (BODW) “Culture and the city” Forum at BODW on December 3rd at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. Speakers were: Spencer de Grey (Foster + Partners, UK), Ole Scheeren, Wu Ching-yu (Eslite, Taiwan), Jürgen Mayer H (Germany), Louisa Hutton (Sauerbruch Hutton Architects, Germany), John Higson (People Owned, Sweden), Bjarke Ingels (Denmark) and closing Keynote Speaker Japanese architect Shigeru Ban.
Instant Culture: Architecture and Urbanism as a Collective Process edited by Eric Schuldenfrei and Marisa Yiu published by MCCM Creations. Book launch took place on Saturday, Nov 5th at KAPOK.
Recently TIME OUT Hong Kong featured a book interview and review. Details here.
Recently MPW Magazine featured an interview and review “Instant as Hong Kong style”. Details here
Marisa Yiu was Convener of an International conference of architectural symposium “BUILDING CULTURE: Hong Kong – Spain. Water & Culture”. Organized by the School of Architecture (CUHK) and International Conference of Architecture (ICOA), with the collaboration of Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) and Consulate General of Spain. The symposium program included four panels: Building Culture, Designing for diverse communities, Waterfronts and Landscapes, and the future of culture and sustainability in urban design. Architects, designers to policy makers were involved. More details here.
Eric Schuldenfrei recently spoke at 2011 IDA CONGRESS “Design at the edges” from October 24-26.
He spoke at the keynote session on “the internet” with Barry Lam, CEO of Quanta Computer Inc, Bill Seaman and Ruth Soenius, Director of User Experience of Siemems moderated by chintay Shih, chairman of information Industry.
Eric Schuldenfrei’s lecture presentation for the IDA CONGRESS ‘The Design Salon‘ panel was entitled “The Producer Consumer“. His lecture was followed by discussion with other speakers such as Dr. Peter Zec (President, Reddot) and Yi Ru Huang (Founder, Big Bright Room).
ESKYIU published in Young Architects 12: ReSource by Princeton Architectural Press and the Architectural
League of New York. Featuring work by ESKYIU and the other winners of the 2010 Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designers. The book’s Foreword is by Dan Wood with Introduction by Anne Rieselbach; Published by Princeton Architectural Press.
ReSource is the twelfth in an annual series of publications that feature work by the winners of the Architectural League’s annual competition for young architects and designers. The 2010 competition theme, “ReSource,” posited that architectural practice relies on resources: disciplinary resources, such as theory and technique; physical resources, such as materials and production technologies; and practical resources, such as coordination planning, and financing. Suggesting that recent global shifts from the financial to environmental crises have demanded the rethinking of resources within architecture, the committee asked entrants to pause and reflect: to measure outdated paths to salvage what remains valid and relevant, while simultaneously reinventing the discipline’s resources anew within an uncertain
context. Publication details Princeton Architectural Press, Architectural League and Amazon.
High-Rise – Idea and Reality publication and exhibition is launched in Museum für Gestaltung Zürich.
Exhibition is from August 31st 2011 – January 2nd 2012. High-Rise – Idea and Reality is published by Hatje Cantz. Museum für Gestaltung Zürich / Andres Janser (ed.) Texts by Karin Gimmi, Andres Janser, Andres Lepik, Kieran Long, Clifford A. Pearson, Eric Schuldenfrei, Marisa Yiu, and Martino Stierli. Publication details Hatje Cantz and Museum für Gestaltung Zürich
07.2011 - 01.2012
ESKYIU is featured as one the work of eight award-winning landscape architecture firms featured in the exhibition ‘Material Landscapes’ Exhibition of 8 Landscape Architecture firms. Curated by Liane Hancock. Work by the following firms: D.I.R.T. studio, dlandstudio, ESKYIU, Kaseman Beckman Advanced Strategies(KBAS), Legge Lewis Legge, PEG office of landscape + architecture, Stoss Landscape Urbanism and WANTED Landscape, LLC. Exhibtions is from June 17th 2011 to January 21, 2012. Details at LAND Reader, International Buisness Times, Architect’s Newspaper.
Marisa Yiu moderated the session DESIGNING GREEN COMMUNITIES with Speakers: Patrick Bruce (Oval Partnership) and Fumikazu Masuda (Tokyo Zokei University), as part of the ”Green is Cool- Designing for Sustainable Living”, Professional Caucus at the Hong Kong Design Institute.
Marisa Yiu presented at the Vertical Cities Asia symposium. Her lecture was entitled, ‘MULTITASKING spatial infrastructures: slender urbanism and mobility models’. Organized by the National University of Singapore and The World Future foundation. The symposium included speakers from Ten universities from all over the world and included keynote speakers: Wong Mun Summ, WOHA Architects,Singapore; Wang Shu, Amateur Architectural Studio, Hangzhou, China; Ken Yeang, T.R Hamzah & Yeang International, Malaysia; Joaqiun Sabate, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain; and Alan Balfour, Georgia Tech College of Architecture, USA.
Eric Schuldenfrei and Marisa Yiu are featured in the inaugural issue of SURFACE magazine’s Premier Asia edition, Global Positioning, Jan 2011 article on ESKYIU’s profile and work. Article called “Reinventing the Real”.
ESKYIU’s lecture available at the Architectural League Prize 2010 website. Recorded: June 29, 2010, Running Time: 35:01. Click here for the podcast
Marisa Yiu featured in “Greenage daydream“, The Green Issue, Perspective magazine, March 2011
Marisa Yiu and Eric Schuldenfrei were awarded as one of the winners of the 29th Annual Architectural League Prize. Recently on view an installation entitled, ‘ReSource Vitrine: A didactic diorama’ in New York. Visit http://archleague.org for more details
Marisa Yiu and Eric Schuldenfrei initiated WKCDialogues, as Creative Directors and producers of a Special project of a HKAoD. Continue at www.wkcdialogues.org to learn more. Marisa and Eric have filmed, interviewed and exchanged with Ai Wei Wei, Daniel Wu, Tanya Chan, Fruit Chan and many other cultural figures to discuss the future of the West Kowloon Cultural District.
Recent article at CNNgo.com entitled, ‘ What should we do with West Kowloon Cultural District?’ features coverage and also ‘WKCDialogues: Building a Community One Chat at a Time’ by littlecreamlife share more on the WKCDialogues initiative
Marisa Yiu and Eric Schuldenfrei were selected to curate 2009 Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism. The Hong Kong Curatorial Team was led by Marisa Yiu (Chief Curator), and composed of Alan Lo (Curator for Arts, City Integration and Events), Eric Schuldenfrei (Curator for Exhibitions, Education, Film and Media), and Frank Yu (Curator for Architecture, Urbanism and Landscape). The team was announced Wednesday Sept 9th 2009 at a Press conference.
2009 Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture is a cooperative cultural event that is shared by the two cities under a “Two Cities, One Biennale” approach. Funded by the Government, the Hong Kong portion of the Bi-City Biennale is aimed at promoting education and public discussion around architecture, urbanism, design and culture in a dynamic exhibition that is free and open to the public. The team encouraged the active participation of local Hong Kong and a great opportunity for companies, the youth, institutions, local community, general public, the entire city to participate. See www.hkszbiennale.org for more details on exhibits and events.
The 2009 Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture opened its doors on December 4, 2009. The biannual exhibition was held on West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade, Kowloon, Hong Kong, until February 27, 2010. Visit www.hkszbiennale.org for more information.
Eric Schuldenfrei presented at the Urban Cinematics: Film, City & Narrative, an international symposium at the University of Cambridge, December 8 & 9, 2009
ESKYIU presented their recent work at the Architectural Association Shanghai Summer School on August 19th, 2009, 6pm.
Urban Pastoral was exhibited at Innocentre, 72 Tat Chee Road, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
ESKYIU presented Architecture and the End of Ethics at Columbia University on July 15th, 2009, 6:30pm in Wood Auditorium, Avery Hall.
Returning from the 2008 Venice Biennale, Urban Pastoral was exhibited at the Heritage Discovery Centre at Kowloon Park from Feb 28th-April 30th 2009. For the response exhibition in Hong Kong ESKYIU worked with The Organic Farm (Ms. Chu Pui Kwan / Mr. Fung Chi Fai) and urban farmers Dr. Arthur Van Langenberg and Ms. Nim Yin Chan for growing expertise and farming collaborations.
Remaking Hong Kong Architecture as Culture, Response Exhibition of the 11th International Architecture Exhibition of Venice Biennale Hong Kong Exhibition — Fabrica Cultura, www.venicebiennale.hk
Opening Ceremony: 28 February 2009 Saturday 2:00 pm at the Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre
Concluding Forum: On home ground — architectural culture & Hong Kong society
Saturday 18 April 2009 2:30 – 6:00 pm; Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre.
Eric Schuldenfrei presented a lecture titled ‘Urban Dialectics’ as a component of a wider seminar on Cinematic Urbanism. He also participated as an instructor for ‘Narrascape: Urban Environment as Narrative System’, a workshop with the University of Cambridge hosted at Nanjing University on April 6-11, 2009.
Friday March 13th 2009- Marisa Yiu gave a lecture as part of the Archi-Talk, called Architecture engaging the Public at 7pm. Hong Kong Architecture Centre (Peel St.).
Marisa Yiu founding partner of ESKYIU shared projects as part of their design practice with a focus on the installation entitled, ‘Urban-Pastoral: fabricating a vertical landscape’. This project represented Hong Kong at the 11th Venice Architecture Biennale International Exhibition 2008 and was exhibited at the Heritage Discovery Centre in Kowloon Park (at the Venice Biennale Response exhibition ‘Remaking Hong Kong’ from February 28th- April 30th 2009). She also showed other public installations completed in New York, London and Hong Kong to discuss the relationship between Architecture, Society and the ‘Public’.
Eric Schuldenfrei talked about Urban Pastoral on Radio Television Hong Kong(RTHK) Radio 3
On 9 December 2008, Marisa Yiu presented at Pecha Kucha Hong Kong Volume #4 as part of a special Pecha Kucha for Business of Design Week featuring both local and dutch creatives.
“An unexpected, perverse beauty & order within” held on December 17, 2008. Joshua Roberts, Marisa Yiu, & Eric Schuldenfrei organized a wide array of short films installed at dysemevas in Hong Kong.
Marisa Yiu’s essay and current research is published in New York based LOG Journal issue 13/14 – A special double issue surveying the significance of the seminal year 1968 forty years later. Essays examine the events and aftershocks of 1968 via the subsequent development of architectural and cultural movements over two generations. Other contributors include Jean-Louis,Yona Friedman, Anthony Vidler, Paul Virilio.
Eric Schuldenfrei was invited to speak at the conferences and symposia entitled, Cold War Culture on 21 & Saturday 22 November 2008. This major conference brings together some of the most exciting thinkers on art, design and architecture in the post-1945 period to reflect on the ways in which Cold War politics shaped art and design. Organised in conjunction with the V&A‘s landmark exhibition, it offers new perspectives on a period which continues to grip the imagination today.
On Saturday, November 15th 2008, Marisa Yiu and her team participated in the Graham St. Market Festival showcasing design installations from her Department of Architecture seminar entitled, ‘The Politics of the Object: Transformative public and cultural landscapes”.
Eric Schuldenfrei and Marisa Yiu were invited to speak on their recent work as part of the Lecture series at the University of Michigan Taubam College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Lecture Hall Rm 2104 Art + Architecture Building.
Presentation of ESKYIU’s work and Eric Schuldenfrei’s Research at Cranbrook Academy of Art, USA. Discussions took place with Scott Klinker the Designer-in-Residence and Head of the 3D Design Department at Cranbrook Academy of Art.
Six ideal cities built with 100,000 LEGO bricks were created on 11th October 2008 as part of an educational program called Building Asia Brick by Brick: My Ideal City. Marisa Yiu and Eric Schuldenfrei co-organized the event with The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, Hong Kong Ambassadors of Design and the Faculty of Architecture HKU.
Representing Hong Kong this year at the Hong Kong Pavilion at the 11th Venice Architecture Biennale International Exhibition. Urban-Pastoral: fabricating a vertical landscape by Eric Schuldenfrei and Marisa Yiu officially opened at the FABRICA CULTURA (CULTURE FABRICATE) exhibition.
Urban Pastoral: fabricating a vertical landscape featured in an article entitled, Green Shoots of Recovery by Dick Chan (Gafencu), covered by Design Boom and previewed by Time Out Magazine.
ESKYIU: Eric Schuldenfrei and Marisa Yiu were awarded 40 under 40: Designs Next Generation for Greater China’s design vanguard in Architecture by Perspective Magazine and Cierre Italia.
Marisa Yiu’s article and research entitled, ‘ChinatownBOUND’ was published in DOMUS, China magazine. Edited by Ms. Qin Lei.
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