Since winning The Grand Prize in 2013, how has your career and artistic vision changed?
In 2013, we received an invitation by MoMA to reflect on the future of Hong Kong. From then on, we have connected our research with a multi-disciplinary/multi-medium format style of exhibition.
As a duo, you moved to Hong Kong three decades ago, what brought you here?
We came here, freshly graduated in Architecture to teach in the newly opened Chinese University architecture department. It was 1995, a key moment in Hong Kong’s political history, the first elections held for the new Legislative Council, a mere two years before the official China-British handover.
What inspires you about Hong Kong and Asia?
Hong Kong has always been a fantastic laboratory. First the urban density and human behaviours to adjust to the extreme living conditions. Then the community of the islands, each with their own approach to the local economy and culture. For many years, we extend this knowledge in Asia, from Indonesia to Japan, learning from sea gypsies and the many coastline communities.
How have you seen the city’s creative scene change in the last three decades?
The art scene is very fluid and in constant movement. Of course, it has grown a lot with the impact of new school programs and the growing art market.