Senior Research Associate
Yang Yang is a doctoral candidate in Architecture at the University of California, Los Angeles. She received her M.Eng. in Urban Planning from Tongji University, Shanghai and M.S. in Urban Design from Technischen Universität Berlin. She has worked as a planner in Tongji Urban Planning & Design Institute, editor of Urban China Magazine, assistant curator for the 2015 West Bund Biennale on Urban Space and Art in Shanghai, and research coordinator of the Urban Humanities, UCLA. Her area of specialization is visionary urbanism with a focus on the intersection of architecture, urbanism, and art. Her dissertation investigates architecture’s socio-political power by tracing the restructuring of relationships between the individual and the collective within commodity housing practices in post-socialist Shanghai.