East Meets West with Yoko Choy
From working on the launch of Art Basel Hong Kong, to managing Beijing Design Week’s international communications, to her current role as Chinese editor of Wallpaper* magazine, Yoko Choy is a highly regarded communications consultant and design journalist. Now, embarking on her latest project - the Collective Contemporist, a creative consultancy she co-founded, with the aim to create conversations and collaborations between the two spheres. She is after more than just an alignment of the two, but on a mission to translate insights from both worlds into a common creative language. You will also hear from Yoko as she moderates a panel discussion with that cross-cultural dialogue at reSITE 2019 REGENERATE along with Beatrice Leanza, director of Lisbon’s MAAT Museum as well as UK based WallaceLiu founders, Jamie Wallace and Jee Liu.
Design and the City, is a podcast produced by reSITE about the ways we can use design to make cities more livable and lovable. reSITE is a global non-profit acting to improve the urban environment, both on the stage at our events, and off.
We work at the intersection of architecture, urbanism, politics, culture, and economics, acting as a catalyst for social action and innovative leadership. We encourage the exchange of ideas about making cities more livable, competitive, resilient, inclusive, mobile and designed with humans in mind to protect and public space, architecture, and sustainable development in cities.
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