A select group of emerging professionals from New York City and Hong Kong will discuss their architectural practices. The practices all share in common that they actively seek to redefine the role of the architect within the public realm and find innovative ways to design for communities and (non-commercial) stakeholders, engage broader audiences, and raise awareness of pressing topics in their respective cities. The projects to be presented demonstrate varying models of engaging a range of constituents, creatively establishing alliances with both commercial and non-commercial partners, and help build institutions with a wide public purpose. The event will be simultaneously hosted by AIANY and the Chapter of AIA in Hong Kong and will be moderated by Grace Liao of KPF in New York and Nicolas Medrano of SOM in Hong Kong.