Dorothy Tang is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Hong Kong and a PhD Student at the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT. She is a landscape architect and urban researcher that explores the intersections of infrastructure and everyday life, particularly in communities confronting large-scale landscape and environmental change.
‘You use a literal translation of landscape architecture in Hong Kong!’ Colleagues from mainland China often exclaim after dutifully examining my business card. Indeed, the use of the phrase 园境建筑 (yuan jing jianzhu) in Hong Kong betrays its British origins and North American influence. Yuan can be translated into park or garden, jing is the […]