Yin Kong

Co-Founder & Director

Yin Kong (邝海音) is a community-based designer and curator living and working in Manhattan’s Chinatown. Together with an intergenerational group of volunteers, she built Think!Chinatown, a non-profit focusing on neighborhood engagement fostered by storytelling and the arts. Through projects like Chinatown Arts Week, The Art of Storytelling, & Everyday Chinatown, T!C honors, explores, and presents the culture and history of the community that have long made NYC’s Chinatown a vibrant immigrant neighborhood. 


Previously an Urban Curator of the Dashilar Project, she consulted for a municipal agency in Beijing on urban revitalization strategies within the city’s historic hutong core. Her work has been presented at the Venice Biennale of Architecture 2016 and the Shenzhen Biennale of Architecture 2007 & 2009. She also loves sharing Thomas Jefferson facts which she picked up during her time working at Monticello. Yin holds a Masters of Architecture, Urban Design from the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London and a Bachelor’s in Urban Studies from Columbia University.