Director of Design
刘妍 Yan Liu
Yan is currently a first year student in the MDes program specializing in Risk & Resilience at Graduate School of Design (GSD), Harvard. Before that, she worked in several Arcitecture and Urban Design consulting firms including in Singapore, Boston, Paris and Hong Kong for almost two years. She has been extremely interested in projects focusing on urban risks and conflicts, disaster prevention and reduction, post-disaster humanitarian aid, and the like. Her design research has delved into several non-profit projects including informal settlements upgrading in Ecuador, post-earthquake emergency reconstruction in Nepal, flooding mitigation program in Southeast Asia, among others. She has been in close connection with the World Bank and Habitat for Humanity when doing field trips in Southeast Asia and South America. During this period, she has been extremely interested in issues about education equity, civil education and education in crisis areas.