THE ROLE

GARLIC is a social media platform for communication about creative design ideas with a focus on contemporary China.

THE MANIFESTO

GARLIC’s mission is to find the design voice for young design leaders in China. Influenced by GARLIC, young leaders will become the think-tank for Chinese new normal urbanization in the next 50 years.

GARLIC as a new platform for interactions between students, scholars, professors, professionals, entrepreneurs, and decision makers will push the boundaries of design knowledge and practice in contemporary China. We believe deeply in the power of creative ideas to create a better urban environment.

THE MEANING

GROWTH: growing the voice of a new generation of designers in China

ASSOCIATION: building a Chinese Landscape Architecture and Urban Design Alumni Association at the Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania

RESEARCH: encouraging research on multiple strategies for the most critical urban and rural challenges in the next 50 years in China

LEARNING: learning critical and experimental ideas to prepare for the most urgent urban and rural development challenges

INNOVATION: sharing creative ideas to push the boundary of design knowledge

COLLABORATION: collaborating with students, scholars, professors, professionals, entrepreneurs, and decision makers domestically and internationally

THE PROSPECT

Garlic will enable discourse on design related issues and events, conduct interviews with key figures, review built and conceptual projects, summarize major events, and provide a forum for a new generation of Chinese designers to speak up about the state of the design related professions and education, culture and the environment in contemporary China.

THE SERVICE

CONNECTING

GARLIC connects people, new ideas, projects, research, conference, event, and media.

CONSULTING

GARLIC provides consultant services for sustainable urban development, public realm design, research and competition

PROMOTING

GARLIC helps promote local creative design business into international market

SHARING

GARLIC shares creative ideas, events, interviews and canonical projects to the public

EDUCATING

GARLIC Educates people who believe creative design ideas can make big changes for Chinese new normal urbanization

DESIGNING

GARLIC is a group of smart landscape architect, urban designer, planner, and architect who committed to the innovative urban design and public realm projects

THE CONSULTANT

Marilyn Jordan Taylor

Consultant

Former Dean of PennDesign
Former Chairman of the Urban Land Institute

Richard Weller

Consultant

Chair of Landscape Architecture PennDesign
Director of the Australian Urban Design Research Centre

THE GARLICer

Siyang Jing

Founder

Harvard Graduate School of Design MDES
University of Pennsylvania School of Design MLA

Zhangkan Zhou

Founder

Harvard Graduate School of Design MLAUD
University of Pennsylvania School of Design MLA

Wen Zhang

Principal

University of Pennsylvania School of Design MLA

Qinyi Zhai

Editor Principal

University of Pennsylvania School of Design MLA

Jiacheng Liu

Editor

Harvard Graduate School of Design MLA

Yiwei Huang

Editor

University of California, Davis Ph.D. Student
University of Michigan Ann Arbor MUD
University of Massachusetts Amherst MLA

Hanting Xie

Writer

University of Pennsylvania School of Design MLA

Qin Fang

Editor Principal

University of Pennsylvania School of Design MLA

Ailing Zhang

Editor

Harvard Graduate School of Design MArch

Yushan Huang

Editor

University of Pennsylvania School of Design MLA

Bing Du

Editor

Yumeng Gu

Editor Principal

University of Pennsylvania School of Design MCP

Yinghui Chen

Editor

University of Texas A&M College of Architecture MLA

Xuemei Li

Editor

University of Texas A&M College of Architecture MLA
Dig Studio

Siwen Xie

Editor

Harvard Graduate School of Design MLA

Shiyao Liu

Editor

Beijing Forestry University School of Landscape Architecture BLA

Dongli Ma

Editor

Boya Ye

Media Principal

University of Pennsylvania School of Design MLA

Jingwen Shi

Media Planner

Xinyue Sui

Media Principal

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign MLA

Siyu Zhang

Media Planner

Beijing Forestry University School of Landscape Architecture BLG

Bonan Fang

Writer

Beijing University of TechnologySchool of Architecture & Urban Planning MUP

Chendi Zhang

Interviews Planner

University of Pennsylvania School of Design MLA

Qianyu Li

Writer

Michael Boucher Landscape Architecture
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign MLA

Changlin Xu

Marketing Principal

Brandeis University BCSBFA.

Jingshu Zhou

Marketing Principal

Ecoland Beijing
DixHite+Partners
University of Florida MLA

Yuhan Bian

Marketing Event Operator

Harvard Graduate School of Design MArch

Yaqi Liu

BDPrincipal

AECOM
Tongji UniversityCollege of Architecture and Urban PlanningMLA

Peilin Li

BD Manager

Harvard Graduate School of Design MLA

Wen Zhang

Website operation Principal

University of Pennsylvania School of Design MLA

Yanqi Cai

Website Designer

Harbin Institute of Technology School of Architecture MArch

Kaiyi Zhang

Website Operators

Brandeis University BCS BS

Yi Yin

Website Operators

Boxiang Yu

Design Principal

Harvard Graduate School of Design MLA

Jingyun Li

HR Principal

Beijing Forestry University School of Landscape Architecture BLA

THE CONTRIBUTOR

Garlic will be always grateful for the great trust and dedication from a group of contributors. They are Yihua Fan, Chenge Gao, Jingyi Hu,Shuhan Liu, Tong Shen, Baoya Ye, Dawei Zhang and Qinyi Zhai.
Special thanks to Haoran Li, Wenqian Jiang and Xixi Jiang, who provides constructive support for Garlic website.