Agata Nguyen Chuong is a Polish-Vietnamese architecture graduate, currently based in London. After completing her BSc in Architecture at the University of Bath with first-class honours, she worked at Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios until joining the RCA. She has also gained experience at MICA and studios in Poland and Italy.
Her first-year design project in ADS1 explored the idea of public luxury and proposed an alternative typology for tower block transformation. This year, her History & Theory essay explored alternative approaches to the urban landscape through new readings of Agnes Denes' Wheatfield in the context of land reclamation, the Manhattan grid, soil and ecofeminism.
Agata's work has engaged with themes of environmental violence, migrations and landscapes of extraction, culminating in this year's thesis project, formulated with ADS7, around the expulsion of the native Evenki people from diamond mining territories in Siberia. The project has been nominated for the 3DReid Student Prize. Agata hopes to continue exploring her research interests as she further develops her practice.
School of Architecture Prizes 2021 Winner, Model/Animation/Film Prize