Charlotte Webb

Senior Lecturer, Creative Computing Institute, London

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Dr Charlotte Webb is Senior Lecturer at the Creative Computing Institute, London, where she recently created a Masters Degree in Internet Equalities, which explores how power relations are organized, embedded and perpetuated in internet technologies, and how they can be re-organized or challenged through critical, creative and activist practice. She is co-founder of Feminist Internet, a collective of artists, researchers and activists aiming to disrupt inequalities in internet products, services and systems by educating and equipping the people who build and use them. She is Founding Director of Even, the consultancy arm of Feminist Internet, which provides creative approaches to tech equity for the next generation of business. Charlotte was nominated by the Evening Standard as one of the most influential people in Technology and Science in London, 2018 and has been widely featured in the international press. She has presented her work internationally, including at TedX, Reykjavik Global Women’s Forum, Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity and Barbados Internet Governance Forum.

Marisa Yiu

Co-founder and Executive Director of the Design Trust, Hong Kong

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Marisa Yiu is the Co-founder and Executive Director of the DESIGN TRUST initiative, that supports creative and research content related to Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area. She has been instrumental in shaping the growth of the NGO since 2014 and created and conceptualise the Design Trust Futures Studio programme. Yiu is also an architect and Founding Partner of ESKYIU, an award winning multi-disciplinary architecture and research design studio actively integrating culture, community, art and technology based in Hong Kong. She was the Chief Curator of the 2009 Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture located at the West Kowloon waterfront; and curated Studio-X Shenzhen. Along with her partner Eric Schuldenfrei, they were awarded the ‘Architectural League Prize’ for their installations featured in the Venice Biennale received Architectural Record’s Design Vanguard recognition and Design for Asia Award for Ephemera, commissioned by Swire Art Basel and Movement culture: installation for Ido Portal.

Yiu’s work and writings have been published in A/D, Domus China, MIT’s Thresholds, and Architectural Record among others and spoken at numerous global platforms including TEDxCUHK, BoDW, UNESCO forum and at Harvard’s AsiaGSD conference. She has taught at London’s Architectural Association, Parsons, HKU, School of Architecture at CUHK.Yiu is an AIA member, HKIA associate, served on the Board of Advisors for RTHK (seven years term), and formerly a Board member of the Hong Kong Ambassadors of Design.