A social designer, design researcher and activist, designs creative participation for social inclusion and innovation

  • Since April 2017, Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor of  Design+Change Department, Linnaeus University, Sweden
  • Sept-Dec 2017, Visiting Scholar of K3, Malmo University
  • Since April 2017 Co-founder of Enable Foundation (www.enable.org.hk) with Hong Kong Government’s SIE fund support http://www.enable.org.hk
  • 2013-2017 Founding director of HKDI DESIS Lab for Social Design Research where she continues her research on new design practice in addressing social issues and aims to create societal changes through social design research projects
  • 2015 1st PhD student Carmen Hijosa graduated at the RCA (http://www.rca.ac.uk/research-innovation/research/current-research/ananas-anam-new-materials-and-mapping-for-twenty-f/)
  • Since 2007 Founding director of Exhibit at Golden Lane Estate, London, UK

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2010             Postgraduate Certificate in Research Supervisors’ Training, UK

2009             Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching, UK

2007             Ph.D in Design, School of Design, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

2000             MA in Architecture, Royal College of Art, UK



2017             Winner of British Council Alumni Award 2017 – Social Impact (https://www.britishcouncil.hk/en/study-uk/alumni/alumniawards)

2014             Asia Social Innovation Awards 2014 on Best Development Potential Award and Best Multimedia Award for  HKDI DESIS Lab

2012             Honorary Fellow, Royal College of Art, London, UK

2011              UK-China Fellow of Excellence, Department of Business, Innovation and Skill (BIS), UK

2011              EPSRC’s Public Engagement Award, UK

2009             Connections through Culture Development Grant winner, British Council, UK



Since 2014                 Visiting Scholar, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design, and Conservation

2014-2016                 PhD Supervisor, Faculteit Architectuur en Kunst, Faculty Architecture and Art, Universiteit Hasselt, Belgium

2011 -2012                 Visiting Scholar, Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

2010-2017                 Visiting Fellow, Hong Kong Design Institute

Since 2012                 Visiting Research Fellow, The Helen Hamlyn Center for Design, Royal College of Art, UK

Since 2010                 PhD Supervisor, School of Materials, Royal College of Art, UK

Since 2005                Founder of EXHIBIT at Golden Lane Estate, Community Interest Company, UK and Super Estate Foundation, UK

2000 – 2012              Research Fellow, The Helen Hamlyn Center for Design, Royal College of Art, UK


Press / Media Appearance
  • Chinese_ Interviewed by Wenweipo_Hong Kong February, 2013 / (Open PDF)
  • Chinese_Interview by Singtao Newspaper_ Hong Kong February, 2013 / (Open PDF)
  • Chinese_Interview by Hong Kong Economic Times_ Hong Kong March, 2013 / (Open PDF)
  • English _ Interviewed by the SIGNED Magazine _ Hong Kong January, 2012 / (Open PDF)
  • English _ Interviewed by the Guardian & Observer _ London September, 2011 / (Open PDF)
  • Chinese _ Interviewed by Economic Journal_ Hong Kong July, 2011 / (Open PDF)
  • Chinese _ Interviewed by Ming Pao News _ Hong Kong August, 2011 / (Open PDF)
  • Chinese _ Project “Ageing in TKL” Citied in Hong Kong newspapers February, 2011 / (Open PDF)
  • Chinese _ Article published at MingPao Weekly _ Hong Kong August, 2008 / (Open PDF)
  • Chinese _ Interviewed by Singtao Newspaper_London November, 2007 / (Open PDF)