Craft and creativity continues to grow in China, none of which would be possible without the inspired and daring minds behind the ideas and production. We are asking the creative community in China five fun questions to learn a little bit more about the people behind this burgeoning industry. Hope you enjoy! If you think you should be profiled or you know someone creative who should be profiled send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
co-founder of ATLAS studio
Jenny Chou is the co-founder of ATLAS studio in Beijing. She earned her Architecture degree at the Rhode Island School of Design, and her master’s degree in Urban Design at Columbia University. The studio is rooted in the discipline of architecture but undertakes projects that utilize multiple disciplines of design, as well as research, curation, strategy, and community building. The studio’s philosophy is shaped by an interest the evolution of culture and place which leads to research that mines various contexts for unexpected stories, details, or overlooked materials and techniques. The studio has shown work both in China and internationally, including at the 2018 Venice Biennale of Architecture, the 2016 International Architecture Biennale in Rotterdam, the 2016 Shanghai Art & Design Biennale, Design Shanghai, and Beijing Design week .
The studio have won numerous awards including being put on Architectural Digest’s China 100 list, Architectural Digest Chinese New Talents. The works have also been written about and published internationally in publications such as The New York Times, CNN, Icon, Demo, Wallpaper, Architectural Digest, and Elle Decor, amongst others. Mostly recently she is involved with documentary film making. Her produced documentary short “White Joy” has been selected as official competition selection in many international film festivals.
Jenny Chou，ATLAS工作室联合创始人,毕业于罗德岛设计学院建筑专业，随后取得了哥伦比亚大学的城市设计专业硕士学位。ATLAS植根于建筑空间研究，从事多领域设计以及研究，展览，策略和社区建设项目。工作室的理念是通过对文化、历史 和地方演变的共同兴趣形成。近期入选AD《安邸AD》杂志中国设计新星和中国最具影响力100位建筑和室内设计精英，Award360年度最佳平牌空间等奖项。近期ATLAS参加的活动包括设计上海、鹿特丹建筑和城市双年展、上海艺术设计展和北京设计周，穿越中国：构建共同体-威尼斯建筑双年展平行展等展览。曾被外媒CNN报道“中国5个最值得关注设计师工作室之一”，英国ICON杂志“中国新设计”，纽约时报报道“大利项目”等。近期她开始涉及纪录片制作,制片的短片”White Joy” 选进国内外电影节纪录片竞赛单元。
1. What’s your favorite movie in the past five years?近五年来，你最喜欢的电影是哪一部？
The First Reformed 第一归正会
2. Favorite movie of all time? 有史以来你最喜欢的电影是哪一部？
3. Coolest place you’ve been sent to work 工作中去过的最有意思的地方是哪里？
4. Go to KTV song K歌必点曲目
The Cranberries Linger
5. Winter or summer? 喜欢夏天还是冬天？
Autumn is my favorite season.我最喜欢的是秋天
We invite each of the creatives we profile to tag another interesting person for the series. Jenny Chou suggested textile artist and model Tin Gao.
我们邀请创意人士来一场接力赛，每个人都要推荐另一位有意思的创意人士。 Jenny Chou 推荐的下一个人是：纺织艺术家兼模特Tin Gao。