A creative altruist, reflective thinker, traditional culture lover, based in London and Wuhan.
Yijun selects appropriate implementation methods according to the design purpose instead of limiting herself to a specific design discipline. In the past four years, Yijun has been paying close attention to the role of space in "narrative" and constantly expanding her design practice — from filmmaking in cinematic spaces to model making in physical spaces; from design fiction speculation in fictional space to sensations engaged immersive experience designing.
As a lover of Chinese history and traditional culture, she has been experiencing a strong personal identification issue in the changing social environment. With the heated urban construction, many ancient architectural relics in China were repurposed into scenic spots that are highly homogenised where she sees only cultural heritages but no culture
To repair the ruins of "spirit", rather than just a physical one, is what she aims to do.
Postgraduate — MA Architecture & Historic Urban Environments
x The Bartlett of Architecture, University College London
Social Researcher (Researcher Team Lead) — XIANNING
- Participate in the field research for the revitalisation of ancient village - Liu Jia Qiao;
- Research mapping;
- Proposing a plan of a sustainable development direction with researcher team;
- As Lead of Researcher Team, prepare presentation for the Government.
Live Project Exhibition Designer — LONDON
x Natural History Museum
- A project that focuses on the difficulties of understanding scientific knowledge in
the Natural History Museum and its data portal. >See Project<
- Individually designed and implemented a series of an interactive website with HTML;
- Research Data visualisation;
- Presentation Preparation as a project manager with Francine Chan.
2017 - 2018
Art Director Assistant — LONDON
- UX/UI Demographic and user research and analysis
- Consultation with clients
- Designing presentation decks for Exhibition
- Assisting Art Director with Exhibition set up and graphics execution