Yang Yang Chen

Profession: Architect
City: Montreal
Country: Canada

What inspired you to want a life in Architecture and the creative industries? 
I’ve always enjoyed creative subjects at school and I was (still am!) convinced that architects are able to make positive impacts on people’s lives through their work. 

Who inspired you in finding your path to Architecture and the creative industries? 
I am forever grateful to have had several teachers and professors who have been incredibly encouraging and supportive as I define my own path in Architecture.  

How you unlock obstacles and overcome bias in your work?
Through engaging with a wide range of perspectives and working with local experts/stakeholders as much as possible throughout different stages of a project. 

What improvements do you feel are required to promote effective change in the academic and working environment?
I believe that lasting change hinges on the improvement of working conditions alongside the provision of clearer, more accessible educational pathways for all.

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