Ang Li

Ang Li is an architectural designer and Assistant Professor at Northeastern University. She is the founder of Ang Li Projects, an interdisciplinary art and design practice that draws from the fields of architecture, visual art, experimental preservation, and discard studies to examine the maintenance rituals and material afterlives behind the built environment. Her current work investigates the spatial ecologies of the construction and demolition waste stream, exploring how collective practices of repair and reuse could give rise to new forms of architectural knowledge.

Li’s work has been featured in numerous national and international exhibitions, including the 2023 Venice Architecture Biennale, Exhibit Columbus 2021, the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial, and the 2013 Lisbon Architecture Triennial. Her research has been supported by residencies from RAIR Philadelphia and the John Michael Kohler Arts & Industry Program, and published in the Journal of Architectural Education, Log, Clog, Manifest and Thresholds. Before joining the faculty at Northeastern, Li was a Visiting Artist at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the 2015–16 Peter Reyner Banham Fellow at the University at Buffalo. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Cambridge and a Master’s of Architecture from Princeton University.