Inge Goudsmit is Assistant Professor at the School of Architecture of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). She is teaching and conducting research in architecture and urban design with a focus on urban politics. Goudsmit is an architect and urban designer with 17 years of experience in practice. Before joining CUHK, she was Associate at the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), where she designed and expedited prestigious urban projects across multiple scales in all development phases in Asia and Europe. Among them is the Taipei Performing Arts Centre, a project she worked on since 2009 in close collaboration with Rem Koolhaas and which is due for completion in 2021.
Goudsmit's research interests are situated at the boundary between Architecture and Social Sciences, and focus on the influence of transnational and local forces on the production of iconic architecture. She concentrates her research on cultural flagship developments in Hong Kong and analyses their socio-spatial impact before, during and after the construction. At CUHK, Inge promotes to bridge the gap between academia and practice to create an interdisciplinary understanding of the power relations in contemporary architecture and urbanism.
Besides CUHK, Goudsmit has teaching experience with key academic institutions in Hong Kong and abroad, has published and lectured internationally on topics including her research about the sociological conditions of housing estates in Hong Kong as well as the power forces around cultural urban developments.
Goudsmit holds a Master’s degree in Architecture, Urbanism and Building Sciences from the Technical University of Delft, the Netherlands, as well as a Master’s in Urban Management from the Department of Public Policy, City University of Hong Kong. A registered architect in the Netherlands, Goudsmit is currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Amsterdam within the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research.
Clarissa KL Lim
Clarissa KL Lim is currently a Research Assistant and incoming PhD student at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
She is a cultural worker and has worked between Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Hong Kong working with British Council Malaysia, Yao Collaborative, Public Arts at Hong Kong Arts Centre,
She is also an educator and has taught at the University of Hong Kong and Malaysian Institute of Art. Navigating through interdisciplinary studies, she designed and executed courses such as Collaborative Practice and Critical Studies. Her students there has won several awards such as the Malaysian Institute of Interior Design Reka Awards 2021 (Liew Kar Kar) and Confluence Ideathon 2021 (gold).
Her work centres on kinship and care of arts collectives of Malaysia. Recently winning the 2022-23 Emerging Curatorial Residency at the CCA, she will extend her explorations on the architectural renovations and tactics adopted by the collectives themselves.
She has also edited and published writing with Suburbia Projects, BASKL and Paprika!. She was previously a researcher-in-residence at Yao Collaborative and will be writing more with them.
Recent curatorial projects include Constructing Worlds and The Lobby.
Lim has been awarded the Hubs for Good Scholarship to complete a Masters of Arts in Visual Arts (Research) at the University of Malaya, and holds an Masters in Architecture , and Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies from The University of Hong Kong. She will soon be pursuing a PhD with the HKPFS Scholarship at CUHK.