Alvin Yip

Alvin curated Detour on the Beach as well as Detour in the Prison, the first two editions of Detour as a festival in 2009 and 2010.

His cultural and creative projects break new ground at home and internationally, spanning from Taipei, Shanghai, Tokyo, Istanbul, Moscow, Helsinki, Berlin, Cologne, London, Paris, Barcelona, Bilbao, Rome to the Venice Biennale- when he was curator of the debut exhibition of Hong Kong architecture in 2006. Alvin was a winner of Hong Kong Institute of Architects Award, Rome Prize, Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award, and the Chief Executive's Commendation on HKSAR Honours List.

Alvin is currently Director of Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Committed to design for societal change, he also serves as Council member of Hong Kong Federation of Design Associations, Board member of Hong Kong Ambassadors of Design, Board member of Hong Kong Architecture Centre, Co-founder of Wan Chai Visual Archive, Co-founder of Fashion Farm Foundation, Management committee of PMQ, Advisory Panel member of Hong Kong Museum of Art, Nomination committee of the national China Architecture Media Award amongst other professional engagement.

Cédric Libert

Belgian architect Cédric Libert graduated from ISALL in Liège and the Architectural Association (AA) in London, and since then, he has developed an impressive resume. After working at the prestigious Zaha Hadid Architects, Cédric decided to extend his talent into other areas of architecture. By leading the collective architectural practice Anorak in Brussels as well as exploring the cultural approach to architecture through educational activities and collaborations with independent curators, he keeps expanding his horizons and giving back to the society. Besides a regular guest critic position at the AA, the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Ecole nationale supérieure d'architecture de Marseille (ENSA Versailles), RWTH Aachen University, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne and the Academie van Bouwkunst Maastricht, he has also taught at ISA St-Luc Liège, L'École de la Cambre in Bruxelles and Laval University in Québec, as a visiting professor. He is currently an Associate Professor at Paris lEcole Spéciale dArchitecture and a Principle Associated Assistant at ENSA Versailles.

Charlotte Lafont-Hugo

Charlotte Lafont-Hugo is a French architect graduated from La Cambre-Horta Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium, in September 2011. Under the supervision of established artist Emilio López-Menchero, Charlottes undergraduate thesis conducted an in-depth discussion on new technologies impact on society and how it affects our relationship with time and space. Since arriving in Hong Kong two years ago, she has been involved in the local design and architecture scene. She currently works for Belgian Spirit, an agency that promotes Belgiums design, fashion and architecture industries in Asia for the Belgian government. Her major duties include coordinating with Hong Kong Design Centres Business of Design Week and the Shenzhen & Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale regarding the architectural contents of these two programs.

Gilles Vanderstocken

Since obtaining his degree in architecture from ISALL with honours in 1998, Belgian architect Gilles Vanderstocken has had 15 years of professional experience in Europe and Asia. His works span a wide range of fields, from cultural, art and residential projects to retail and urban development. The new offices of architectural firms such as Anorak, Suede36 and Van Santen & Associés (VS- A) are among his most recent designs. Gilles came to Hong Kong two years ago as a Façade Consultant for VS-A.HK, and has been involved in the companys various challenging projects in Asia. Apart from being regularly invited by schools and universities in Belgium, France and Hong Kong to serve as a jury member for design competitions, he has been recently appointed a lecturer at the HKU Spaces architecture studio. Under the pseudonym of Gilles F. Kasverdenko, he is also a musician and an avid blogger with two photography blogs Where Were You Yesterday? and Pornaloid.

Linny Sze

Linny Sze obtained her degree in Interior and Environment Design from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2010. Her honours project , titled "Slow Frame - a 26km urban interface", was a daring experiment that explores the possibilities of the Hong Kong Tram system as a moving spatial device that engages the context and culture of the places along its routes. The project earned her the International Prize of the Bilbao Awards and the opportunity to work on a commissioned project in Bilbao. Linny has been working at RAD architecture firm as interior designer for three years, during which time she has contributed in various projects across Asia. She also participated in Detour 2009 as a part of the team that designed DeBeach, a spontaneous and amusing program that engaged the city.