Jason Ho | Urbanist | PhD in Architecture.
Curator, urbanist, and educator, He is the initiator of Mapping Workshop, China and a Founding Director of Urban Informality Lab, Melbourne (www.urbaninformalitylab.org). He is the director of FEI Arts Museum Guangzhou. He has taught and researched at a large number of universities across the globe, including RMIT University, The University of Hong Kong, Peking University, The University of Pennsylvania, between the others. Jason is the founding member of South China Association of Landscape Architecture. He serves on juries of China’s national design competitions including Landscape Design Awards, LA Frontiers Award, and National Environmental Design Awards. He also serves on expert advisory committees of several international organizations including LWCircus, Asia Architecture and Urbanism Alliance and International Landscape Design Industry Associations. He also serves as an international judge for World Landscape Architecture Awards, China’s Idea-King Landscape Design Awards and Asian Design Awards. Jason is currently the international editor of Landscape Architecture China. He received a PhD of Architecture from RMIT University, in which his creative design research focused on the mapping of lived experiences of street vendors around boundary walls in China. His mapping work closely observes the urban poor living on the margins and explores the relationship between design and humanity. On March 2015, Jason initiated a movement called “Mapping for Humanity” in China. Since then, this movement has been promoted through different talks and mapping workshops. Over the past two years, Jason has delivered more than a hundred speeches and conducted twenty-eight mapping workshops at different architectural schools across China, in such a way to help the students rebuild empathy with underprivileged communities. Jason also holds a Masters in Landscape Architecture from RMIT University, where he explored the concept of Landscape Urbanism through the understanding of supermarket organization. Jason has participated in many international exhibitions including Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, Venice Biennale, Shanghai Biennale, Shenzhen Design Week and Shenzhen & Hong Kong Architecture \Urbanism Bio-City Biennale. He is the sub-curator of 2017 Shenzhen & Hong Kong Architecture \Urbanism Bio-City Biennale, and the academic convener of 2017 Guangzhou Art Week.
Jason is currently the adjunct professor at the School of Architecture and Urban Design at RMIT University, Melbourne, and also holding a position at the School of Architecture at South China University of Technology, Guangzhou.