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Yiqiao Sun

Yiqiao Sun

PhD Student in Architecture

Newnham College, University of Cambridge


Yiqiao Sun is currently a PhD Student in Architecture in Cambridge. She got her bachelor and master degree in the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Stuttgart.

She is interested in a cinematic everyday life of socio-spatial practices study of Chinese traditional dwelling form - Beijing Siheyuan (the courtyard house) and Hutong. More specifically, her PhD work aims to explore the mutual impacts of residents’ everyday practices, social relations, and living spaces in Siheyuan and Hutong area in Beijing, within different time periods and social contexts, using the contemporary approach of moving-image studies.


Supervisor: Professor François Penz



Research Interests

Film and Architecture
Urban Regeneration in Beijing Hutong