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Ling Fan is the inaugural M+ / Design Trust Research Fellow. Trained as an architect, Fan works at the boundaries of architecture, design, urban theory, and media technology. He is the Thousand Talent Chair Associate Professor at the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou. Before, he was a lecturer at University of California at Berkeley and China Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. In addition to teaching, Fan is the founder of Tezign Tech & Design, an Internet start-up bridging creative talents with real-world social and business problems. Fan’s work has been exhibited at prestigious events and fairs including Beijing Design Week, the Gwangju Design Biennale, Shanghai Biennale, and Shenzhen Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture. He received a Doctor of Design from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, a Master of Architecture from Princeton University, and a Bachelor of Architecture from Tongji University.
Cole Roskam is Assistant Professor of architectural history in the Department of Architecture at the University of Hong Kong. His research examines architecture’s role in mediating moments of transnational interaction and exchange between China and other parts of the world. Roskam has received fellowships and grants from the Fulbright-Hays Program, Mellon Foundation/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships, Society of Architectural Historians, Harvard University, the University of Hong Kong, and the University Grants Committee of the Hong Kong SAR. His articles and essays have appeared in Architectural History, Grey Room, Journal of Architectural Education, and Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians. Roskam holds master and doctoral degrees in art and architectural history from Harvard University.
Remo Riva, born in Basel, Switzerland, spent a year in his father's office and then two years in Zurich, Switzerland, before working with Harry Seidler in Sydney, Australia, for two years. He joined P&T Hong Kong in 1972 as principle designer of the group, and has been responsible for its design direction for more than thirty-five years. He does master planning and urban design. As well, he designs towers; large corporate, commercial, and mixed-use projects; luxury hotels; and residences. His award-winning buildings define city centres throughout Asia and have been realised as far as Oceania and Europe. Notable building projects include: Goldin Metropolitan (Tianjin, 2008–16), Oriental Plaza (Beijing, 1996–99), Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong, 1986–90), Exchange Square I, II & III (Hong Kong, 1981–88), and Singapore Land Tower, formerly Shell Tower (Singapore, 1972–82). He has lectured at universities in Hong Kong, China, and Southeast Asia. Riva graduated from Kunstgewerbeschule and Allgemeine Gewerbeschule Basel in Switzerland.
Tang Keyang is Associate Professor at the School of Arts at Renmin University of China, and a curator, art critic, and architectural designer. Among other things, he was Curator of the China Pavilion at the 12th Venice Architecture Biennale, as well as the exhibitions Glories of Chinese Writing at the Palace Museum, Beijing, and Chinese Gardens for Living at the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (Dresden State Art Collections). Tang also directed the interdisciplinary research program at the National Art Museum of China (NAMOC) and, as an expert on museum architecture, has served as jury member and professional consultant for numerous museum projects such as the recent international competition for a new NAMOC building next to the ‘Bird's Nest’ Beijing National Stadium. Tang holds a Doctor of Design in architecture from Harvard University and master degrees in art history/comparative literature from the University of Chicago and Peking University.