Yin Kong, Think!Chinatown
Yin Kong 邝海音 is a community-based designer and curator living and working in Manhattan's Chinatown. Think!Chinatown is the culmination of her work in urban design, museum, culinary & cultural instruction, and community engagement. Previously an Urban Curator of the Dashilar Project, she consulted a municipal agency of Beijing on urban revitalization strategies in the city's historic hutong core. She also spent time teaching at the Black Sesame Kitchen in Beijing and onboard Semester at Sea. She loves sharing Thomas Jefferson facts which she picked up at her time working at Monticello. Yin 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.
Yin Kong presentation
Sonia Romero, Artist
Sonia Romero (b. 1980) is an artist based in Los Angeles known for her paper-cut and printmaking aesthetics, which she incorporates into both her fine art and public art commissions. Romero’s paintings, prints and sculptures can be found in many prestigious collections, including the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Cheech Marin Museum of Art and Culture. Her aesthetic influences encompass Chicano art, vintage graphics, Los Angeles culture, and the natural world. Growing up in an artistic household in Echo Park, Romero pursued formal education at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts and the Rhode Island School of Design. Her aesthetic influences encompass Chicano art, vintage graphics, Los Angeles culture, and the natural world.
Sonia Romero Presentation