Gloria Lau
I am a landscape architect, urban designer, visual artist, and writer. This site is an evolving documentation of my growth. More about me


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01 Tableau

Impressions and aspects of views.




Collage
Riso
Drawing






02 Hindsight

Five years of branding for Hindsight, an urban planning conference that focuses on diversity and social equity not solely as a topic, but as a lens through which all planning and community development should be implemented.




Graphic Design
Branding
Exhibit 




03 99 Cents

An art-based inquiry project to make visible discount stores, a ubiquitous but oftentimes invisible part of city landscape.




Exhibit
Zine
Writing
Worksho



04  Site and Seek

Vignettes of landscape and cities. Architectural gems, attractions, everyday spaces encountered in my walks and travels.



Collage
Riso
Illustration
Drawing
Photograph





05 Industrial Chinatowns 

A virtual exhibit and zine project to re-imagine the dominant narrative on Chinatowns as places of consumption, illuminating the “hidden” materials, labor, and economies that enable New York’s manufacturing and construction industries.
 



Exhibit
Zine







06 Weave

Striations. Mud. Shore. Ice. The texture of hard lines and fluid edges.




Collage
Riso
Illustration
Drawing



07 Partnering with Community

Design projects partnering with community groups.  



Design
Community Partnership
Project Management




09 Very Brief History of [Objects]

Little zine depicting the world through seemingly normal objects in our lives and how they are interlinked with trade, colonization, and appropriation with art and archival research.



Zine
Riso 
Inquiry-Based Art



08 Creative Restoration

Engage community in collective public spaces centering on
community creative practices.


 


Graphic Design
Community Partnership





10 Together Resilient

Together Resilient is a women-led organizing effort to marshall creative community-centered financial, organizing, and design strategies to uplift and support those most at risk who are taking action to build resilience in their communities.  



Research
Strategy




11 Prefaces

A creative and practical guide that prepares young and underrepresented planners for their entry into the planning profession. 


 


Graphic Design
Publication
Interview





12 Public Space + Infrastructure

13+ years experience at the intersection of urban landscape, resilient infrastructure, and equitable design.



Landscape Architecture
Urban Design
Community Engagement

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