INDUSTRIAL FOREST Book Launch on Sunday December 10th. Our temporary creation, in Spring Workshop, in Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong has been a quiet presence on its highway terrace for the last five years; yet, reacting to various cultural and environmental forces. Commissioned by Spring Workshop, the collective book documents its journey with photos & writings by ESKYIU, short texts by contributors such as Mimi Brown, Defne Ayas, Lars Nittve, Claire Hsu, Kacey Wong, Magnus Renfrew, Douglas Young, Tobias Berger, Wong Wai Yin and many more. More Details here. A special performance by Samson Young (4pm & 5:30pm) in celebration of the launch of ESKYIU’s new book Industrial Forest with events up to 7pm as part of Spring Workshops’ farewell and celebration of its powerful contribution to the arts and cultural community of HK.
Eric Schuldenfrei & Marisa Yiu are moderators for the upcoming Business of Design Week (BODW) 2017, Culture and the City Forum on Saturday, December 9th at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. Some of the speakers this year are: Alice Rawsthorn (Design Critic and Author, UK), Michelangelo Giombini, (INTERNI, Italy), Luca Trazzi (Designboom, Italy), Ole Bouman (Design Society, Mainland China), Duncan Pescod (WKCDA, HK), Sou Fujimoto (Sou Fujimoto Architects Inc., Japan), Oscar Farinetti (Eataly, Italy), and Martin Foley (Minister for Creative Industries, Melbourne) and many more. More on the AM session here and PM session here.
Eric Schuldenfrei spoke at the Vitra Design Museum on his Eameses’ filmic work as part of “An Eames Celebration” exhibition that runs from 30.09.2017 – 25.02.2018 at the Museum, Gallery. Along with furniture design, the production of films was an important area of work for Charles and Ray Eames. Over the course of their joint career, they created over 100 films that addressed topics of everyday life, architecture, design and science and demonstrated a poetic and whimsical exploration of objects, rituals and people. More info here.
Marisa Yiu featured in an article called “Prototyping the City”, the 8th print issue of Assemble Papers, ‘Metropolis.’ interviewed by Eugenia Lim. The theme of the publication muses on the power of cities and their citizens to instigate and enact global change. More details More info here.
Eric Schuldenfrei is interviewed recently by Magazine P. He shares on ESKYIU’s latest art and urban installations in Causeway Bay, where three energetic Community Art installations, “Morning Addiction, The Perfect Shopper and Beating One’s Personal Best” have been created and installed- composed of thin aluminium plates and dynamic in form. Each sculpture has a theme aimed at inspiring thoughts. Morning Addiction depicts a person choosing between coffee and a cocktail, showing the dilemma of Hongkongers keeping pace with modern life and work. Beating One’s Personal Best seeks an opportunity for betterment with an inspiring quote by founder of Bill Bowerman; while The Perfect Shopper reminds us true consumption is more than material attainment. Featured article in Magazine P, Autumn issue 2017 more here and also featured in an article called “Transparent Truths” more Here.
Presented by the Naomi Milgrom Foundation, initiator of the MPavilion project in Melbourne, Marisa Yiu was invited to speak at the inaugural Living Cities Forum where together leading international architects and design-thinkers consider the determining factors of a healthy and vibrant city. Moderated by Andrew Mackenzie, director of URO Publications, featured leading voices in architecture, urban planning and design including OMA’s David Gianotten (Rotterdam), Benedetta Tagliabue (Barcelona), Mimi Zeiger (USA), Dan Hill (UK), Marisa Yiu (HK), Rory Hyde (UK/Melbourne) and Minsuk Cho (Korea). More on Mpavilion here and Forum website here.
Eric Schuldenfrei spoke in Berlin at “Constructing Culture – Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District” as part of an exhibition held on 26 May – 13 July, 2017 at the Aedes Architecture Forum in Berlin, Germany. The WKCDA co-presented the exhibition with the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office -showcasing the latest development of the West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD) project to an international audience.
Eric Schuldenfrei & Marisa Yiu are moderators for the upcoming Business of Design Week (BODW) 2016, Culture and the City Forum on Saturday, December 3rd at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. Some of the speakers this year are: Janet Echelman, Emmanuel Pratt (The Sweet Water Foundation), Jeanne Gang (Studio Gang), Sarah Herda (Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts), Joseph Grima, Alice Black (The Design Museum), Zoë Ryan (The Art Institute of Chicago), Jennifer Dunlop fletcher (SFMOMA). More here.
Founding partner, Eric Schuldenfrei, just returned from speaking at the 4th Lisbon Architecture Triennale: The Films of Charles and Ray Eames. “A visual conversation between Eames Demetrios and Eric Schuldenfrei, chaired by Justin Jaeckle, about the films, philosophy and imaginary of Charles and Ray Eames. Illustrated by clips and images from the Eames and others, the wide-ranging conversation will explore the Eames’ pioneering use of film as a means to disseminate and create knowledge, foregrounding the duo’s experimentation with the formal and social possibilities of cinema”.
“What is the role of Design and Technology in Hong Kong’s Future?”. Founding Partner, Marisa Yiu is invited by Cesar Jung-Harada, MakerBay Director to speak with other panelists William To and Otto Ng and a discussion of launch of newspace in Central. Sunday Oct 23, 2pm. Location : MakerBay Central, at PMQ Hong Kong
ESKYIU will speak on July 30th 2016 in Shenzhen-at a sympoisum organized by The American Academy in China(AAC) on “Rural-Urban Re-inventions: Bridging the Gap Between China’s Cities and Countryside.” Selected Participants include: Ole Bouman (Shekou Design Museum), Aric Chen (M+ Museum), Thomas Daniell (University of Saint Joseph), Doreen Liu (NODE), Xiaodu Liu (Urbanus), Qingyun Ma (USC), Clifford Pearson (AAC), Michael Sorkin, Nan Xiao (AVIC Legend), and Marisa Yiu and Eric Schuldenfrei (ESKYIU).
Curated by Allese Thomson, Marisa Yiu will speak on “Temporary Architecture” at the Art Basel’s Swire dialogue series. Moderated by Georgina Adam and other panelists include Hans Ulrich Obrist, Kulapat Yantrasat, and Robbie Antonio.
Upcoming Eric Schuldenfrei and Marisa Yiu will be speaking at Emerge! 2016 AIA|HK Young Architects Forum on April 15th.
Design and Technocracy: Rethinking Public Space in Hong Kong took place at UABB Hong Kong. Eric Schuldenfrei spoke along with Paul Zimmerman (Designing Hong Kong), and Jeffrey Johnson (Columbia University Studio-X), moderated by Marisa Yiu.
Eric Schuldenfrei spoke at the Barbican in London on “Architecture on Film: The Films of Charles and Ray Eames”. The screening was followed by discussion with Eric Schuldenfrei (Founding Partner ESKYIU, author The Films of Charles and Ray Eames: A Universal Sense of Expectation, Routledge 2014), Amy Gallick (Library of Congress) and Eames Demetrios (Eames’ grandson and director of the Eames Office). More details here.
ESKYIU received a Design For Asia award 2015 for their Ephemera installation under the “Culture, Public and Exhibition Spaces” category.
Marisa Yiu will be moderating and Eric Schuldenfrei will be speaking at the THIS IS MY CITY 2015- The Creative Festival programme, the ‘TIMC Conference| CREATIVE ECONOMIES: THINKING, DEVELOPING, MAKING, and INVESTING’ in Macau. Local and international, scholars and professionals are invited to discuss the local, and regional realities and challenges. Tuesday Dec 8th 2015. More details here.
ESKYIU featured in “Unique Design Minds” article by Christie Lee. More details here.
Eric Schuldenfrei & Marisa Yiu are moderators for the upcoming Business of Design Week (BODW) 2015, Culture and the City Forum “Design. Cities. Future” on Saturday, December 5th at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. Some of the speakers this year are: Kjetil Trædal Thorsen, Iwan Baan, Lars Nittve, Maria Balshaw, Jordi Faulí and Jeanne Gang. More details here.
Marisa Yiu spoke on a panel Art X Corporations: What is the role of corporations in the art ecology? on Nov 3rd at 10 Chancery Lane Gallery 1pm. Part of Hong Kong Art Gallery week. More details here.
Eric Schuldenfrei spoke at the panel “Road to a Better HK: A Vision for Des Voeux Road Central” at Asia Society. Other speakers include Jeffrey Johnson (Studio-X), Amale Andraos (Dean of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation), Donald Choi (Managing Director of Nan Fung Development), Paul Zimmerman (CEO of Designing Hong Kong) and Aric Chen (Curator for Design and Architecture, M+). More details here.
Marisa Yiu spoke at “MO(NU)MENT: on digital and event-based architecture” Tuesday, September 22nd 2015 at the Center for Architecture – AIANY, LaGuardia Place, New York. Moderated by David van der Leer (Executive Director at the Van Alen Institute), Alex Schweder (Artist), Sherry Dobbin (Creative Director and Director for Public Art – Times Square Alliance). More details here.
ESKYIU featured in an article entitled “Double Vision” for prestige magazine. More details here.
Founding partner Marisa Yiu recently moderated a dialogue with renowned British designer Thomas Heatherwick at the Upper House.
Eric Schuldenfrei and Marisa Yiu delivered a talk entitled, “Social Structures” at IDFFHK. More details here.
ESKYIU project featured as case study chapter in new book “Agents of Alternatives Re-designing Our Realities” -an independently published open book exploring the visions, tools and impacts of change agents. More details here.
ESKYIU designers featured in SCMP article, “Acclaimed Hong Kong designers conjure up vision of the city”. More details here.
Installation featured in Wallpaper*. “ESKYIU reveal new abstract arcade for Art Basel Hong Kong”, Article by Catherine Shaw. More details here.
Designboom covers Ephemera. “ESKYIU designs ephemera arcade for swire properties at art basel Hong Kong”. More details here.
“Architecture of Ephemera”, Article by Sylvia Chan for IndesignLive. More details here.
EPHEMERA by ESKYIU art installation and lounge design commissioned by Swire Properties is unveiled at ART BASEL Hong Kong 2015 commissioned by Swire Properties. Check out on Facebook ESKYIU and instagram Swire_Ephemera.
ESKYIU will be launching their new installation entitled, EPHEMERA and lounge design at ART BASEL 2015 commissioned by Swire properties for their lounge at Level 1 of the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. “Ephemera,” will play host to a programme of events inspiring cultural connections, new dialogues and fresh perspectives. From March 13th to 17th 2015. More details soon.
Eric Schuldenfrei has published his new book entitled , “The Films of Charles and Ray Eames: A Universal Sense of Expectation” (Routledge Research in Architecture). More details on the book here.
ESKYIU founders are featured in an interview with Christie Lee of Indesignlive platform. “Marisa Yiu and Eric Schuldenfrei of ESKYIU epitomise a rare breed of architects who combine intellectual ambition with a socially-conscious mind, writes Christie Lee.”. More here.
Eric Schuldenfrei & Marisa Yiu are proud to be awarded the Design Vanguard 2014, selected by Architectural Record magazine. In its 15th edition, Design Vanguard showcases emerging firms from around the world that are expanding the role of the architect by championing new approaches to design and practice. More details in an online article here.
Architectural Record’s annual Design Vanguard issue brings together the architects who are already doing some of the most innovative work in the field and will lead the profession in the future. They are the firms at the forefront of design and the architects are the ones to watch. Vanguard architects are selected by a panel of professionals including deans of architecture and critics from around the country after they reviewed design portfolios.
ESKYIU received Design For Asia Award 2014 for their Ido Portal installation under the “Culture, Public and Exhibition Spaces” category at the Awards Ceremony on December 3rd at the HKCEC. The DFA Awards is presented to companies and designers from around the world that have achieved business success through good design that reflects, or has an impact on, the Asian lifestyle, selected by expert judges as part of a blind jury process. More details here.
Eric Schuldenfrei & Marisa Yiu moderated Business of Design Week (BODW) Plenary Session on Living Design and the Culture and the City Forum on December 4th at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. Some of the speakers were: Marcus Engman (IKEA of Sweden AB), Rem Koolhaas (OMA), Charlotte Ruben (White Arkitekter), William To (PMQ), Adriaan Geuze (West 8), Martin Roth (Victoria and Albert Museum) and this years Pritzker Prize winner architect Shigeru Ban.
Marisa Yiu invited as keynote speaker at upcoming International interdisciplinary conference at the Academy of Visual Arts, investigating the current practice and scholarship in the new field of ‘Experience Design’. More details here and more on her topic.
Eric Schuldenfrei spoke at a symposium at Venice Biennale’s “Where are you from?” at the Palazzo Trevisan. On the 18th of October, looking at the role of the global architect within their local contexts, outstanding young international architects such as Kathrin Aste, Andri Gerber, Asif Khan, Christopher Lee, Paula Nascimento, Stefano Rabolli Pansera, Eric Schuldenfrei, and Marisa Yiu. Curated by Peter Staub of Liechtenstein. More here.
ESKYIU’s project is featured in “Installation Art Now” by Sandu Publishing. Preface by Daan Roosegaarde, the hardcover 240 page book features contemporary installations both from museums, public space and interactive environments from all over the world. More details here.
Eric Schuldenfrei and Marisa Yiu are featured in a profile and interview by MANIFESTO magazine issue 23. Article, “Natural progression” by features writer Tess Ma. “Architecture makes up the heart of any metropolitan city, but not more often than not at the expense of the environment. Founders of ESKYIU, show that urban living and nature don’t have to be mutually exclusive”.
ESKYIU finally embracing facebook! Please like us and stay in touch with future events. Here.
ESKYIU’s new installation entitled, “Leather as Architecture: The Utility of Luxury”. Opened until September 21st 2014. Marisa and Eric was in dialogue with Stanley Wong (Anothermountainman), Edith Cheung and Milk Design on Sept 14th at 3pm at H506- H607, Hollywood, PMQ. More details here.
ESKYIU taking part in upcoming exhibition A Square Meter of Sensation. Opening on Sept 9th 2014 from 4pm- 7pm. Curated by MPW, at H506- H607, Hollywood, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central. ESKYIU’s developed a series of objects entitled, “Leather as Architecture: The Utility of Luxury” .
Marisa Yiu was invited to take part as a speaker/ mentor for Green Building Ideas Pitch Programme initiatives co-organized by the Hong Kong Green Building Council (HKGBC) and Construction Industry Council (CIC) at the Good Lab, A hub where minds & actions meet. More info here.
Eric Schuldenfrei was awarded the prestigious Graham Foundation Grant. More Details here. Founded in 1956, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts makes project-based grants to individuals to foster the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society.
Marisa invited to speak at the 2014 Cultural Leadership Summit – Debate Session “Branding Hong Kong Through the Arts” co-organized by HKAAA and HKU ACLP. More information here and Programme details here.
Eric Schuldenfrei & Marisa Yiu invited to speak at upcoming event organized by Babaobox, event entitled Obsessions at Kee. More here.
Marisa Yiu partook in Jam Session II: A collective assembly of ideas for Studio-X event at Columbia University’s GSAPP . More details here.
Marisa Yiu invited to participate in the Letters to the Mayor exhibition by Eva Franch at the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York. More details here. The exhibition will feature letters by Catherine Ingraham, María Langarita, Elizabeth O’Donnell, Saskia Sassen, Nathalie de Vries, Sarah Whiting, Marisa Yiu, Mimi Zeiger, and more.
Of Sites and Contexts: engaging locality and the cultural networks of the Pearl River Delta upcoming event on Saturday Feb 22nd an all day symposium and screening co-curated by Marisa Yiu, POP-UP Studio-X in collaboration with The School of Architecture (CUHK), Asia Art Archive, Para Site Art Space, The Ink Society and Hong Kong Arts Festival.
Eric Schuldenfrei (Founding Partner, ESKYIU) will speak on case studies of the creative industry and its relationship with the local. This discussion is with Jianxing He (Founding Partner, O-office Architects); Keith Lam (Founder, Dimension Plus); Marina Otero Verzier (Director of global programming, Studio-X New York) and Zheng Guogu (artist, China).
Eric Schuldenfrei & Marisa Yiu profiled in Building the Future article of the annual Design issue of Tatler. More here.
POP-UP Studio-X hosted a workshop at the Value Factory in Shenzhen led by Marisa Yiu called Cross-Border Education Workshop: Architectures of Sharing. More here.
ESKYIU in collaboration with LEAD receives a Commendation for the Arts Pavilion Design Competition organized by the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority. More here.
POP-UP Studio-X was featured in Wallpaper* as the “highlight” of the opening weekend for the article The Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture 2013 rethinks China’s industrial past by Catherine Shaw. Details here. Timelapse of the opening event is featured here. POP-UP Studio-X also featured in designboom.
Studio-X Preview Party took place in Kowloon East Waterfront, HK. Cultural Networks and Cross-Border Biennales. A soft opening for UABB* HK. Studio-X Directors presented the new global short film produced by the Studio-X network: Amman, Beijing, Istanbul, Mumbai, New York, Rio, Sao Paulo, Shenzhen and Tokyo. Performances by HK based sound artists: Sascia Pellegrini, Kelly Dance and William Lane. Photos of event here.
Eric Schuldenfrei & Marisa Yiu of ESKYIU invited by Pedro Gadanho as respondents for the recent MoMa Workshop on Uneven Growth presentations as part of the UABB* SZ.
Marisa Yiu launched POP-UP Studio-X Shenzhen on December 7th at UABB* Shenzhen, the Value Factory in Shekou (Creative Director, Ole Bouman). City-Cultural identities in the making: Contemporary politics of the imagination: a dialogue with Mark Wigley (Dean, GSAPP, Columbia University), Marisa Yiu (Curator, POP-UP Studio-X Shenzhen/Hong Kong), Pedro Rivera (Director, Studio-X Rio), Li Hu (Director, Studio-X Beijing), Daisuke Hirose (Director, Tokyo Lab) and Tat Lam (Director, Urbanus).
Eric Schuldenfrei moderated Culture and City with Aric Chen (Curator M+) at the Business of Design Week (BODW). Speakers included: Charles Landry (Comedia, UK); Hilde Daem (Robbrecht en Daem architecten, Belgium); Deyan Sudjic (Design Museum, UK), Daan Roosegaarde (Studio Roosegaarde, The Netherlands); Lars Nittve, M+, Hong Kong; Colin Fournier, Christine Conix (CONIX RDBM Architects, Belgium), Monica von Schmalensee (White Arkitekter, Sweden), Wim Pijbes (Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, The Netherlands) and Ascan Mergenthaler (Herzog & de Meuron, Switzerland).
Marisa Yiu moderated the plenary session of 2013 Business of Design Week (BODW). Speakers included: Charles Kaisin (Belgium); Patrick le Quément (Patrick le Quément Consulting, The Sustainable Design School, France) and Sou Fujimoto (Sou Fujimoto Architects, Japan).
Eric Schuldenfrei & Marisa Yiu will be moderating the upcoming 2013 Business of Design Week (BODW).
Marisa Yiu is curating and designing the POP-UP Studio-X space for the UABB*SZ Biennale. Global Studio-X is initiated by Mark Wigley of GSAPP. Opening events Dec 6th -8th 2013 upcoming in Shekou, with a cross-border POP-UP event on Hong Kong’s waterfront on Dec 8th evening. POP-UP Studio-X is one of the content partners organized by Creative director Ole Bouman and his team. More on Studio-X Shenzhen here and the Biennale for UABB SZ* here.
Eric Schuldenfrei presented at Cambridge University’s Cinematic Urban Geographies Conference on the topic of “Atlas” in October 2013.
Marisa Yiu presented at the International Forum of Urbanism Creative Renaissance Conference in October 2013.
Eric Schuldenfrei & Marisa Yiu of ESKYIU is featured in the Design File of Post Magazine. More here
Marisa Yiu spoke on the topic “Macau: The Paradox of Cultural Heritage and Contemporary Development” as part of the AIA Hong Kong/ Perspective Brain Trust Series. Other speakers included Rui Leao, Vice-President of Architects Association of Macau; Bernard Lim, Founding Principal of AD+RG and Jason Wordie a leading historian and columnist. Moderated By Christine Bruckner and Suzanne Miao.
Marisa Yiu was recently invited to moderate “Art in the City: Inflation vs Rubber Duckie ” at Duddell’s. Speakers included Graham Steele, Asia Director of White Cube and Tobias Berger, Curator at M+.
Marisa Yiu was invited by Hong Kong Design Centre to co-moderate a talk with Dr. Edmund Lee on “Design, City and Sustainability” as part of their Design Change Roundtable Series. Participants included established Hong Kong architects, designers and cultural critics.
Eric Schuldenfrei recently gave a lecture at London’s The Royal College of Art on the topic of the films created by Charles and Ray Eames.
Eric Schuldenfrei & Marisa Yiu of ESKYIU is profiled in the South China Morning Post newspaper article entitled, “Design duo foster debate on the built environment” and mentions their role in building new platforms for innovative perspectives, ideas and experiments in the field of architecture. Read on for 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 Rethinking Cities forum at MaD 2013 on 01.27.2013 . Speakers included 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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