SYNERGISES SPATIAL ANALYSIS THROUGH POETIC EXPLORATION WITHIN A COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE SPANNING ART AND ARCHITECTURE. THEIR PRACTICE GROUNDS SPECULATIVE PROPOSAL AND THEORETICAL REFLECTION THAT ADDRESSES CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL PHENOMENA. THE STUDIO UTILISES INTERDISCIPLINARY MEDIUMS TO HYPOTHESISE RESEARCH OUTCOMES, OFTEN EXPERIMENTING WITH COMPUTATIONAL TECHNIQUES AND PERFORMATIVE CHOREOGRAPHY. AS HONG KONG DESIGN TRUST GRANT RECIPIENTS, THEIR LATEST COLLABORATIVE PROJECT ON DATA URBANISM WILL BE FEATURED AT THE HONG KONG PAVILION, LA BIENNALE ARCHITETTURA DI VENEZIA 2021.
Joel Austin is a spatial practitioner and researcher from London. His independent projects explore experimental modes of practice that prioritise socio-technological agendas and have been selected for exhibition at Manifesta Biennale and Thessaloniki Design Week.
Joel holds a Master of Architecture from the Royal College of Art where he was awarded a Helen Hamlyn award for design excellence and saw his thesis project Agriact published in GroundUp Journal (UC Berkeley). Formerly practicing with internationally renowned architecture office OMA (Rotterdam/HK), he has recently joined the architecture department at MIT as an SMarchS research candidate.
joelcunningham0 at gmail dot com
Kwan Q Li is a Hong Kong interdisciplinary artist. Coalescing lens-based medium, performance and writing, her research-based practice explores post-colonial intricacies and ideological alternatives within the neoliberal context. Former exhibitions include performance / lectures at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford; the AI&Society Journal conference at the University of Cambridge; IdeasCity residency co-curated by NTU CCA and the New Museum.
Queenie holds a BFA from the Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford and a BBA in Global Studies from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Currently, Queenie is a graduate fellow at the MIT Program of Art, Culture and Technology.
kwanque at gmail dot com