Fourteen of the Asia Pacific’s most lauded, experimental and socially conscious practitioners came together for this one-day symposium that explores the innovative thinking and transformative projects that are creating new world cities for the emerging Asian century.
The speakers reflected the diversity of the countries, cities and people of the Asia Pacific and the breadth of its architecture. They addressed the way communities from across the region are responding to the demands of the future and the pivotal role that architecture plays.

LOT-EK is a design studio based in New York. Founded in 1993, the practice is suspended between art, architecture and design, varying in scale and scope, and including work for major cultural institutions and museums internationally.

Both of LOT-EK’s founding partners, Ada Tolla and Giuseppe Lignano, have an architecture degree from the Universita’ di Napoli, Italy (1989), and they have completed postgraduate studies at Columbia University, New York (1990–1991). Besides heading their professional practice, they also teach at Columbia University, GSAPP and lecture at major institutions throughout the US and abroad.

In December 2011, Ada and Giuseppe were recognized as USA Booth Fellows of Architecture by United States Artists (USA).

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