Peter Hasdell is an architect, urbanist, artist and academic. A graduate from the University of Sydney and the prestigious Architectural Association in London, he has lived, taught and practiced in Australia, the UK, Sweden, the Netherlands, Canada, Japan and China. He has been based in HK since 2007 where he is a co-director of the architectural practice D+A h.q. Ltd. focusing on architecture and urban (master-planning) projects in China and SE Asia. His professional practice has included strategic planning concerns on a national scale (infrastructure planning models in Switzerland), urban planning and consultancies for various cities in Europe and China, and various projects (architecture and master-planning) in China including the campus for the Chinese Academy of Science and two other university masterplans, various mixed-use developments and resort complexes, as well as cultural and public art projects (in Sweden and the UK). He has also made and exhibited a variety of interactive art projects and interactive installations. Professor Hasdell convenes the ‘Design Social’ research stream of the School. He lives in Hong Kong.