Asian American Arts Alliance

ConversAAtions: Building a Design Practice
with Sophia Chang and Dong-Ping Wong

Wednesday, May 29
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Asian American Arts Alliance
20 Jay Street, Suite 740
Brooklyn, NY 11201

The Asian American Arts Alliance is proud to introduce a series of conversations among Asian American leaders and creators to inspire, inform, and connect members of our community. We will discuss issues around identity and the arts to encourage participants to share their thoughts and experiences, challenge us with new ideas, and help us create the reality we want to see. 

Join us for a ConversAAtion about building a design practice with Angel Chang, Sophia Chang, and Dong-Ping Wong, moderated by A4 executive director Lisa Gold. In conjunction with NYCxDesign, A4 presents a candid conversation with these talented and creative minds to inspire, share their experiences, and provide practical advice to aspiring designers. Learn how they built their firms and what they envision for the future of their disciplines.

This program is free and open to the public. RSVP is required to attend. 

Speaker Bios:

Angel Chang is a womanswear designer who has worked closely with fabric masters in the rural mountain villages of Guizhou Province, China since 2009. In 2012, she opened her workshop Atelier ANGEL CHANG to bring global appreciation for indigenous craftsmanship and reviving traditional fabric-making practices. Angel is a TED Resident artist, NEST Professional Fellow, and Member of the Alliance for Artisan Enterprise. She has designed for international brands including Donna Karan Collection, Chloe, Lululemon Lab, and Lululemon Athletica. She received her Masters in Modern Art from Columbia University and her BA in Art History and Visual Arts from Barnard College. Angel currently resides in New York.

Sophia Chang is the co-founder of We Ascend, a grassroots branded experience agency specializing in social media content, photography, branding, and experiential events. They serve clients in a variety of industries with the goal of elevating brand awareness and appeal by inspiring the community through diverse, unique storytelling tactics. Sophia hails from Queens and received her BFA in illustration from Parsons School of Design in 2010.

Dong-Ping Wong is the Founding Director of Food New York, co-founder of Friends of + POOL, and was a founding partner of Family New York with Oana Stanescu. Dong's work has been featured in multiple publications and has been awarded the Diamond Award for Engineering Excellence, the New York Design Award for Best Young Practice and was nominated for the INDEX Awards in Copenhagen. Dong trained as a designer at OMA and REX in New York and EHDD in San Francisco. Dong graduated with a Masters in Architecture from the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University and holds a BA in Architecture from UC Berkeley. Dong is from San Diego, CA.

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This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; Con Edison; and Capital One.

Asian American Arts Alliance | 20 Jay Street, Suite 740 | Brooklyn, NY 11201
Tel: (212) 941-9208

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