Bryan Bvyn Wong
Bryan is a designer in architecture, fashion, and film. his work has focused on the spatial repercussions of culture seen across multiple scales of architecture, urban and landscapes rangng from the everyday domesticity and rituals to the environmental and reparative planning of cities. currently, he is looking into the contemporary, obsolence, and colonial forces in the making of "haunted-ness", specifically, haunted cities like Hong Kong and around south-east Asia. at a destined past and future, between deities and ghosts, he considers the importance of ritual practices as a performative resistance that raises questions to the legitimacy of modernism and the controls of institutions. graduated at HKU with first class and dean's honors, his thesis "Development Detours: Landscape Genealogy Framework for Post-pandemic Ecotourism in northern Laos" has been published in the landscape architecture frontier journal. he has previously launched collective Z5SSP, which films hong kong subcultural fashion; and co-founded Dissident Studio (DAD), a research initiative dealing with the crisis of urban decay through modernology, dad has recently participated in the 2021 and 2022 Detour Design Festival and are top 6 of the Climate Action Scheme organised by hong kong sdg hub. the next upcoming project is HONMI.
The research challenges conventional notions, highlighting that the most coveted air in the city is not confined to well-ventilated interiors or lofty skyscrapers, but rather lies within the vast potential of large vacant lots. Over the years, these lots have attracted developers due to their symbolic representation of endless possibilities and dreams.