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Dara Huang to speak at Dezeen Day

Dara Huang to speak about being an entrepreneur at Dezeen Day

Architect Dara Huang is the latest Dezeen Day speaker to be unveiled. She will talk about building her own brand on our panel about entrepreneurialism.

Huang, 36, is the founder of architecture studio Design Haus Liberty, which launched in 2013 and has offices in London and Hong Kong.

She also launched a lighting brand, DH Liberty Lux, and is also co-founder of Vivahouse, a concept that turns disused commercial spaces into co-living units.

Dara Huang to speak at Dezeen Day

The daughter of a Taiwanese scientist who emigrated to the USA to work for NASA, Huang has a masters degree in architecture from Harvard University. Before starting her own business she worked at Herzog & de Meuron in Basel and Foster + Partners in London.

Projects by Design Haus Liberty include Villa Mosca Bianca on the shore of Lake Maggiore in Italy, and a cluster of apartments in Shoreditch, London. The studio is working on a number of large-scale projects in Hong Kong and China.

Dezeen Day is Dezeen's new international architecture and design conference, taking place at BFI Southbank in London on 30 October.

Huang will discuss being an entrepreneur with industrial designer Benjamin Hubert during a debate that will explore how architects and designers can profit from their own ideas rather than working solely for clients.

Other speakers at Dezeen Day, which will discuss topics including design education, circular design and materials after plastic, include Paola Antonelli, Patrik Schumacher, Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg, and Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Klein Dytham Architecture.

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The illustration is by Rima Sabina Aouf.