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eskyiu will present Architecture and the End of Ethics at Columbia University on July 15th, 2009, 6:30pm in Wood Auditorium, Avery Hall.

eskyiu will present their recent work at the Architectural Association Shanghai Summer School on August 19th, 2009, 6pm.


Urban Pastoral is currently being exhibited at Innocentre, 72 Tat Chee Road, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong

eskyiu recent news:

April 2009
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,

Opening Ceremony
28 February 2009 Saturday 2:00 pm
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.

MARCH 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” On December 17,
2008 Joshua Roberts, Marisa Yiu, & Eric Schuldenfrei
organized a wide array of short films to be 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”. Updates to come.

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.

MAY 2008
Marisa Yiu’s article and research entitled, ‘ChinatownBOUND’ was published in DOMUS, China magazine. Edited by Ms. Qin Lei.