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Founding Partner

Email: m***@***.com
Local Address: Hong Kong, China
Company Description: ESKYIU is a multi-disciplinary architecture studio that explores how Architecture intersects with transformative cultural landscapes, media, products, print,...   more
Background

Employment History

  • Architect and Founding Partner
    ESKYIU Ltd
  • Founding Partner and Director
    ESKYIU Ltd
  • co-Creative Director
    WKCDialogues
  • The Center for Urban Pedagogy
  • Assistant Professor
    School of Architecture at the Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Assistant Professor At the Department of Architecture
    University of Hong Kong
  • Teacher
    University of Hong Kong

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • Master of Architecture
    Princeton University
  • Bachelor of Arts
    Columbia College
  • Bachelor of Arts and Sciences
    Columbia College
  • Masters of Architecture
    Graduate School of Architecture
  • Bachelor of Arts
    Columbia University
  • B.A.
    Columbia University
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Web References
Marisa ...
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Marisa Yiu
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Marisa Yiu Marisa Yiu is an architect and founding partner of ESKYIU a multi-disciplinary architecture, design and research studio ... more
Marisa Yiu
Marisa Yiu is an architect and founding partner of ESKYIU a multi-disciplinary architecture, design and research studio actively integrating culture, community, art and technology. Yiu served as the Chief Curator of the 2009 Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\ Architecture. She has published in LOG, DomusChina, Metropolis, JAE, Routledge, and Architectural Record. She is an assistant professor at the School of Architecture at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She received her B.A from Columbia and M.Arch from Princeton and involved in New York's Chinatown Design Lab.
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eskyiu.com, 2 Sept 2014 [cached]
Founded in New York by Eric Schuldenfrei and Marisa Yiu in 2005, they established the Hong Kong studio-office in 2007.
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ESKYIU architectural projects completed with his partner Marisa Yiu have been featured in many international biennales: 'Urban Pastoral', an architectural installation created for the 2008 Venice Biennale; 'Human Motor: Narratives from the Assembly Line' in Ljubljana; 'Mediated Labour' for the 2007 Hong Kong- Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale and 'Aqua Industry' for the 2011-12 edition.
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MARISA YIU
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Marisa Yiu, Founding Partner of ESKYIU, is an architect who integrates multi-disciplinary design, culture and spatial agency. She has been examining issues relating to the cultural landscape of Hong Kong since 2000. Her essay 'Image Construction: Hong Kong since 1967-8' published in LOG Journal examined Hong Kong's relationship to the Pearl River Delta and global networks. Yiu served as the Chief Curator of the 2009 HK SZ Bi-City Biennale of Architecture\ Urbanism- curating over eighty exhibitions and spearheading inventive events located at the West Kowloon Cultural District waterfront. Her past works include community driven projects such as 'Brandspider' for Whitney Museum ISP exhibition; 'Place Markers' with placeMatters, New York; and Chinatown Design Lab.
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Prior to establishing ESKYIU, Marisa has worked on international renowned buildings and urban developments at Kohn Pederson Fox Associates PC (NY), Marble.Fairbanks Architects (NY), and taught in Spain with Ben Van Berkel and Caroline Bos of UNStudio.
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Yiu has recently lectured at Princeton University on 'Alternative practices'; the China NEXT symposium organized by Architectural Record, UNESCO forum on 'Historic Urban Landscapes' in Vietnam, and the AsiaGSD 'Specific Weights of Architecture: Asian Probes' conference at Harvard University. She has published in A/D, Log journal, DomusChina, MIT's thresholds, Architectural Record, Metropolis and Journal for Architectural Education. Marisa has taught at the Architectural Association in London; Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation; Parsons School of Design; led workshops at the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum with the Center for Urban Pedagogy; was Assistant Professor at the Department of Architecture at the University of Hong Kong (2007-2010). Currently she is teaching at The School of Architecture at the Chinese University of Hong Kong- having organized and convened 'SPAIN-HONG KONG: Building Culture symposium', and the recent International conference on 'The Evolving Architectural Education: Innovation in teaching and learning' in the context of Asia. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Columbia College, Columbia University (New York) and a Master of Architecture from Princeton University. Yiu is a licensed architect in the state of New York, AIA architect member, an associate member of the HKIA, Board of Advisors of RTHK, and Board member of the non profit organization the Hong Kong Ambassadors of Design.
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The team composed of Marisa Yiu (Chief Curator), Eric Schuldenfrei (Curator for Exhibition, Education, Film and Media), Alan Lo (Curator for Arts, City Integration and Events) and Frank Yu (Curator for Architecture, Urbanism and Landscape).
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2009 Open International Ideas Competition for Noise Barrier, Noise Enclosure Design, Professional Group (Category A), ESKYIU: Eric Schuldenfrei and Marisa Yiu, 3rd Prize Winner
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ESKYIU: Eric Schuldenfrei and Marisa Yiu
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2008 Culture and Humanities Fund, The University of Hong Kong, Recipients: Eric Schuldenfrei and Marisa Yiu for the Venice Biennale 'Urban Pastoral: fabricating a Vertical Landscape'
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2008 HKU Seed Grant for Research, The University of Hong Kong, Award Recipient: Marisa Yiu
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2008 Run Run Shaw Research and Teaching Endowment Fund, HKU, Award Recipient, Marisa Yiu
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2006 Creative Capital recipient, Professional Development Program, organized by The LMCC and Creative Capital, New York, Marisa Yiu
2005 Manhattan Community Arts Fund, Department of Cultural Affairs, Award Recipient, ESKYIU: Eric Schuldenfrei and Marisa Yiu
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2002 Rolex Arts Initiative Mentor Protégé program, Inaugural cycle, Switzerland, nominated candidate, Marisa Yiu
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2001 Suzanne Kolarik Underwood Prize, School of Architecture, Princeton University, Award Recipient: Marisa Yiu
Both have served on various architectural juries at Princeton University School of Architecture, University of Pennsylvania School of Architecture, Graduate School of Design Harvard University, Delft University [Netherlands], New York Institute of Technology, The Hong Kong University, The Chinese University of HK, Bartlett London, Parsons School of Design, Columbia College Department of Architecture, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Southern California Institute of Architecture, University of Virginia School of Architecture, Cambridge University [UK], University of Michigan and the Architectural Association, School of Architecture London.
The Architectural League of New York | 2010 Architectural League Prize for Young Architects and Designers: ReSource
archleague.org, 22 Aug 2010 [cached]
Eric Schuldenfrei and Marisa Yiu, ESKYIU, New York and Hong Kong
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Eric Schuldenfrei and Marisa Yiu founded ESKYIU in 2005 as a design collaborative integrating culture, art, community, technology, and architecture.
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Marisa Yiu received a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences from Columbia University and a Master of Architecture from Princeton University. She currently teaches at the University of Hong Kong.
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eskyiu.com, 2 Sept 2014 [cached]
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.
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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.
05.2014
Eric Schuldenfrei & Marisa Yiu invited to speak at upcoming event organized by Babaobox, event entitled Obsessions at Kee.
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Marisa Yiu partook in Jam Session II: A collective assembly of ideas for Studio-X event at Columbia University's GSAPP . More details here.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Eric Schuldenfrei & Marisa Yiu profiled in Building the Future article of the annual Design issue of Tatler.
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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.
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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.
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Marisa Yiu launched POP-UP Studio-X Shenzhen on December 7th at UABB* Shenzhen, the Value Factory in Shekou (Creative Director, Ole Bouman).
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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).
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Marisa Yiu moderated the plenary session of 2013 Business of Design Week (BODW).
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Eric Schuldenfrei & Marisa Yiu will be moderating the upcoming 2013 Business of Design Week (BODW).
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Marisa Yiu is curating and designing the POP-UP Studio-X space for the UABB*SZ Biennale.
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Marisa Yiu presented at the International Forum of Urbanism Creative Renaissance Conference in October 2013.
08.2013
Eric Schuldenfrei & Marisa Yiu of ESKYIU is featured in the Design File of Post Magazine.
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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.
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Marisa Yiu was recently invited to moderate "Art in the City: Inflation vs Rubber Duckie " at Duddell's.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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".
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Eric Schuldenfrei and Marisa Yiu spoke at the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York for "The Reading Images Series".
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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.
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Eric Schuldenfrei & Marisa Yiu are adding finishing touches to their latest installation - the evolving Industrial Forest at Spring Workshop artspace in Wong Chuk Hang.
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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).
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Marisa Yiu and Eric Schuldenfrei were invited to speak at the BODW 2012 at the Hong Kong Convention Centre.
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Marisa Yiu took part in a Forum "Are We Too Easily Shocked? moderated by Douglas Young, Co-Founder, G.O.D on 11.28.
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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.
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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.
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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.
09 -10.2012
Marisa Yiu and Eric Schuldenfrei joined collaborators and innovators to launch Nike's "Flyknit Collective" Greater China project at the Beijing Design Week (BJDW).
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Marisa Yiu is Convenor, chairing the upcoming 20/20 International Conference on "The Evolving Architectural Education: Innovation in teaching and learning in Asia".
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Marisa and Eric featured in Nike Stadiums discussing the projects and outcomes of the Workshops.
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Marisa Yiu and Eric Schuldenfrei are Curators for Nike's "Flyknit Collective" workshops, Greater China project.
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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).
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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.
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Marisa Yiu & Eric Schuldenfrei invited to exhibit in New York's Storefront for Art and Architecture exhibition: "Aesthetics Anesthetics".
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"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".
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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.
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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.
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Eric and Marisa were moderators for world renowned Japanese architect Toyo Ito.
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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.
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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
03.2012
Marisa and Eric and spoke at the book launch of ar
Curated by Marisa Yiu and hosts ...
eskyiu.com, 2 Sept 2014 [cached]
Curated by Marisa Yiu and hosts an interactive exhibition that has been designed by ESKYIU located in Shenzhen; with a preview event hosted on the waterfront of East Kowloon as the preview event of UABB* HK.
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A dialogue on city and cultural identities in the making and contextualize it to the Shenzhen condition, 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).
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Curatorial concept: Marisa Yiu (Curator, POP-UP Studio-X Shenzhen/Hong Kong); Marina Otero Verzier (Director, Global Network Programming).
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Exhibition design: Marisa Yiu (Founding Partner, ESKYIU); Kan Chan (Designer, ESKYIU).
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Events: Marisa Yiu (Curator, POP-UP Studio-X Shenzhen/Hong Kong); Amber Young (Associate Project Director, ESKYIU); The Hong Kong Cultural Consortium: Asia Art Archive, Parasite, Ink Society, HK Arts Festival, Centre for Architectural Heritage Research (CUHK) and The School of Architecture, the Chinese University of Hong Kong; Tat Lam and Travis Bunt (Directors, Urbanus Hong Kong & Shenzhen).
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Studio-X Film on "Urban Borders": Pedro Rivera (Director, Studio-X Rio de Janeiro); Nora Akawi (Director, Amman Lab); Magu Bueno (Director, São Paulo Lab); Selva Gürdogan (Director Studio-X Istanbul); Daisuke Hirose (Director, Tokyo Lab); Li Hu (Director, Studio-X Beijing); Rajeev Thakker (Director, Studio-X Mumbai); Nicola Twilley (Director, Studio-X New York); Marisa Yiu and Mary Suen (POP-UP Studio-X Shenzhen/Hong Kong).
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