Marisa Yiu is an architect and Founding Partner of ESKYIU, a multi-disciplinary architecture studio actively integrating culture, community, art and technology based in Hong Kong. She was the Chief Curator of the 2009 Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture; and recently curated the POP-UP Studio-X Shenzhen. Along with her partner Eric Schuldenfrei, they were awarded the ‘Architectural League Prize’ for their design installations featured in the Venice Biennale and New York’s Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. They edited, INSTANT CULTURE: Architecture and Urbanism as a Collective Process (Hong Kong: MCCM Creations, 2011) and co-authored an essay on Hong Kong in High-Rise – Idea and Reality (Germany: Hatje Cantz, 2012). Marisa’s work and writings have also been published in A/D, Log, DomusChina, MIT’s thresholds, Routledge, M+ inflation catalogue, Architectural Record and JAE.
Marisa has spoken at Princeton’s ‘Alternative practices’ series, TEDxCUHK, BODW 2012, ChinaNEXT, IFOU, UNESCO forum and at Harvard’s AsiaGSD conference. She has taught at London’s Architectural Association; Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture; Parsons; Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum with the Center for Urban Pedagogy, and at the Department of Architecture at HKU. Currently, she is an assistant professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She received her B.A from Columbia College, Columbia University and M.Arch from Princeton. Yiu is an AIA member, HKIA associate, Board of Advisors for RTHK, and Board member of the Hong Kong Ambassadors of Design.