Jason Hilgefort is an urbanist|architect who studied at the University of British Columbia, University of Cincinnati, and is currently a PHD candidate at RMIT. He founded Land+Civilization Compositions, a Hong Kong and Shenzhen based studio, exploring issues at the ever-expanding edge of urbanism discourse. Their work has been exhibited in New York, Sao Paolo, Rotterdam, Madrid, Venice, Istanbul, Cape Town, Seoul, Hong Kong, Shenzhen, and Melbourne. He was a Subcurator in the Shenzhen/Hong Kong Urbanism/Architecture Biennale and a co-director of the ongoing educational platform – Aformal Academy. Currently he is a Lecturer at Hong Kong University Faculty of Architecture. He is a regular writer, contributing to Volume, Architecture Review, Domus, AD, EPFL Press, and more. He recently founded the Institute for Autonomous Urbanism which investigates and speculates on how emerging infrastructure networks reframe the world that surrounds us.