hi, my name is christin hu (they/them)
i’m a queer non-binary writer, urban farmer, and designer who facilitates the understanding and creation of healthy relationships through the integration of collective learning with data visualization, ecology, and games. i organize within the Design As Protest Collective, edit and record articles and podcasts at Failed Architecture, and independently create cooperative games at nimbusbud. my dream is to play, design, and grow towards liberation together.
if you’d like to collaborate on a design of a game, curriculum, publication, landscape or building – or if you’d just like to say “hello,” please contact me at upinthenimbus[at]gmail.com
if you would like to hire me for writing tutoring or technical skills training services please fill out the form here.
complete CV/Résumé, References, and additional Work Samples available upon request.
HARVARD UNIVERSITY, Graduate School of Design (GSD), Master of Landscape Architecture
MACAULAY HONORS COLLEGE AT THE CITY COLLEGE OF NEW YORK (CCNY), Spitzer School of Architecture (SSA), Bachelor of Architecture, Summa Cum Laude
DRAWING & MODELING Rhino3D, Grasshopper, AutoCAD, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator
WRITING & PUBLICATIONS Adobe InDesign, Microsoft Word, GoogleDocs CODING Scratch
VIDEO EDITING Adobe AfterEffects, Adobe Photoshop
MAPPING ArcGIS, QGIS
LANGUAGES English, Mandarin Chinese
FARMING Planting, Weeding, Harvesting, Composting, Building Planting Beds
DARK MATTER UNIVERSITY, Support member
FAILED ARCHITECTURE, Editor & Organizer
CCNY, Adjunct Lecturer
ASK+, Intern Architect/Landscape Architect
GSD AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDENT UNION, Treasurer
YOUTHBUILD BOSTON, Lead Designer
LOEB LIBRARY, Academic Writing Tutor
CHEUNGSHOWMAN ARCHITECTS, Project Manager
CCNY DIVISION III CROSS COUNTRY & TRACK, Captain
people i look up to
Demita Frazier is an “unrepentant life long Black feminist.” Since her childhood she has been a passionate activist, thinker, writer, teacher, cook, and gardener, who is dedicated to fighting against the culture of oppression. I had the wonderful pleasure of meeting and dining with Demita as a part of the Harvard Graduate School of Design’s International [Working] Women’s Week, and was immediately struck by her generosity and her truth. Check out her website here and the work of the Combahee River Collective!
Teresa Galí-Izard is a respected landscape architect from Barcelona with a unique sensitivity to plants and other non-human beings – all of who collaboratively shape the ecologies and cultural practices that make up our shared landscapes. I had the incredible experience of working as her TA alongside being a student in her studio at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD). I even had the opportunity to co-edit/design the studio report Regenerative Empathy which was published by the GSD and presented at the LUMA Foundation in Arles, France in May 2019. I am truly grateful for her sharing her knowledge, perspective, and generosity. Check out her landscape practice here.
Robin Wall Kimmerer is a writer, mother, botanist, professor, and member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation of Anishinaabe descent. She wrote Gathering Moss and Braiding Sweetgrass, alongside many papers on restoration ecology, and is interested in restoring not just the environment around us, but also our relationship to the land through reciprocity. With a BS in Botany from SUNY ESF and MS and PhD from the University of Wisconsin, she works to introduce traditional ecological knowledge to the field of science while respecting and protecting indigenous communities. Check out her webpage here. I hope I can take one of her classes, particularly Field Ethnobotany, and meet her one day!