Thomas Chung is Associate Professor at the School of Architecture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He read architecture at Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge, and has practiced as a registered architect in the United Kingdom. He currently teaches architectural history and theory and master thesis, and coordinates Design Studio U5, which cultivates contextual response in the city.
His primary interest involves understanding how architecture contributes to the urban order of the modern city with respect to the broader cultural ground in question. He is currently researching on the interplay of architecture with urban representation and cultural imagination, and the metabolisms of urban vernacular in the Asian city.
He is actively engaged in interpreting theoretical discourse through exhibitions and creative works. He was curator of theme and exhibition for Refabricating City, Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism Architecture 2007, and has exhibited in the same Biennale in 2009 and 2011-12, as well as the Venice Architecture Biennale (2010). He was elected Visiting Fellow of Clare Hall, Cambridge (2011) to research on the Urban Metabolism of Hong Kong.
He currently serves as Honorary Secretary for the Hong Kong Architecture Centre, as well as on the Steering Committee for the Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism Architecture.