Hosting a dinner for 2,000 senior citizens or teaching 200 children to plant a garden is not most people’s idea of what constitutes architecture. But for Marisa Yiu and Eric Schuldenfrei of the Hong Kong firm ESKYIU, that’s precisely the point. “It was about testing the limits of our audience,” says Yiu of these and other events that helped to make up the 2009 Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\ Architecture, which she oversaw as chief curator. “We’re interested in architecture that’s not just about buildings per se,” says Schuldenfrei, “but how architecture affects the society around it.”
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