Elisa Yon is an interdisciplinary artist based in Vancouver. Her interest in site, place and community-responsive work is explored through architecture, critical design, social practice and public art. In 2018, she established MAU (Makers Artists United) an artist-initiated project that aims to re-imagine the way souvenirs function as objects and as vehicles to examine lesser-known local histories, cultural identities and issues affecting the future of Vancouver’s Chinatown. Projects include the MAU Calendar, a Risograph printed and limited edition artist and community produced publication that aims to capture a contemporary portrait of Chinatown. Elisa received a Bachelor of Architecture (2003) from the University of Waterloo and a Master of Applied Art (2012) from Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Currently, as Public Art Projects Coordinator for the City of Richmond, she implements and manages multiple streams of public programming and serves on the Board of Directors for Centre A: Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art.