Doreen Heng Liu (Guangzhou) holds a MArch from UC Berkeley and a PhD from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. In 2004, she established NODE, her own design practice, in Hong Kong and Nansha, Guangzhou, relocating to Shenzhen in 2009. In 2014, she was nominated as curator for the Hong Kong Pavilion at the XIV Venice Architecture Biennale, and one year later as a curator of the Shenzhen & Hong Kong Bi-city Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture together with Aaron Betsky, Hubert Klumpner and Alfredo Brillembourg. Since September 2008, she has been teaching in the School of Architecture at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). Her research focuses on contemporary urbanism and architecture in the Pearl River Delta, and the specific impact of urbanisation on design and practice in China today. From 2015 to 2016, she is a guest professor at D-ARCH, ETH Zurich.