Tsz Yan Ng
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My design practice straddles both architecture and installation art. Trained in architecture, I have an independent practice with built commissions ranging from large-scale textile manufacturing facilities to commercial retail designs in both the US and China. The professional experience lends itself to other explorations in the form of visual and installation art, mainly to explore new processes and techniques in material-making that bring into question latent histories, politics, and social concerns in our built context. Common to both practices are projects that deal with questions of labor in its various manifestations – from shifting attitudes toward labor vis-à-vis technology and processes in making to social/cultural associations about the value of labor in relation to global manufacturing, especially to textile manufacturing. These projects aim to position at various scales the loci of labor in the contemporary context.