Ysabel's work engages with architecture and spatial experiences in order to evoke memory, belonging, and identity. By èxploring the convivial interactions between common social activities, and one's sense of space, it enables the design of spaces that are personal, to challenge pre-existing spaces of daily inhabitation.
The research topics of collectivity is a commonality in her projects. These research topics are derived from her ongoing personal and familial experience, from Hong Kong to the UK. Now at ADS7 her interest in Chinese Disaspra through language has led her to her current research project "Cantonese Migration: From Keyboards to Supermarkets". It looks at language migration and inhibition within spaces of familiarity, offering different ways of engagement for the Cantonese Diaspora within the North London Chinese community.
Ysabel was Born in the UK, raised in Hong Kong, and has had experiences working in architectural design practices in Hong Kong. She completed her Part 1 at the University of Brighton with a BA in Architecture. Now as a part 2 graduate, she hopes to expand her experience and knowledge in London through cross-disciplinary practices in other fields such as game design and set design.