Tsz Yan Ng joined the A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning at the University of Michigan in 2007 as the Walter S. Sanders Fellow. Prior to coming to Michigan, she taught at both the undergraduate and graduate level at McGill University and the State University of New York at Buffalo where she was the Reyner Banham Fellow in 2001-2002. She is the principal of an independent design practice Tsz Yan Ng Architecture|Design since 2004. The studio focuses on experimental design/research for architectural commissions, competitions, and installations.

Recent commissions include work for the NY fashion label Lafayette 148, for their global headquarters/manufacturing facility in Shantou, China and their retail shops in N. America and China (in collaboration with Mehrdad Hadighi). She has received awards and recognitions for her creative work in architectural competitions and installations. Recent installations and design work have been exhibited in Los Angeles, Ann Arbor, Ithaca, Montréal, Buffalo, and NYC.

Her design work, research, and teaching are closely related in that they probe the questions of perception in architectural production by exposing the artifice of social, cultural, and political construction.

Recto Verso

For the 2007-2008 Fellows Exhibition
Taubman College Gallery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
March-April 2008

An installation project created to investigate the textile manufacturing industries of China: their labor force and the uncanny scale of their operations (with its roots in 19th C. western industrialization). The entire paper clothing installation is sewn, stitched, and folded out of vellum and newsprint with Chinese text of Mao’s Little Red Book printed on one side, English translation on the other. Recto|Verso, two sides of the same thing, not only refers to the alien yet familiar world of east/west manufacturing but also the paradoxical outcome of the Cultural Revolution, of capitalism, fashion, and consumerism. This is the 2nd of the series of folded paper clothing production.

Year: 2008 Location: US Type: Installation Scale: Medium