Ling Fan DDesS ’14 was named the inaugural Design Trust /M+ design fellow. His project, titled “Hong Kong as an Archetype: Revisiting Modernist Ideas of the City and its Urban Forms,” was chosen out of 40 other applicants in the running. Fan will receive a monthly stipend of HK $40,000 for six months to focus on an archetypal interpretation of Hong Kong’s modernist urban forms. Exploring the dialectics surrounding the complex phenomenon of urbanization, poised between two major concepts of political power and economic power, Fan seeks to illuminate a critical understanding of the idea of a contemporary Chinese city in its varying incarnations.

December 2014