Yin Kong
Yin Kong

is a community-based designer living and working in Manhattan’s Chinatown. She is the co-founder and director of THINK!CHINATOWN, a non-profit that designs and builds projects to connect resources to Manhattan Chinatown using the tools of community engagement and inter-generational volunteer energy. Fluent in Mandarin, she directs storytelling projects and presents emerging Asian American artists and grassroot Chinatown culture groups. Previously project lead of the Dashilar Project, she consulted a municipal agency of Beijing on urban revitalization strategies in the city’s historic hutong core. She holds a Masters of Architecture, Urban Design from the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London and a Bachelors of Arts, Urban Studies from Columbia University. Her work has been presented at the Venice Biennale of Architecture 2016 and the Shenzhen Biennale of Architecture 2007 & 2009.

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