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Nikolas Ettel is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Hong Kong, where he teaches 24 Frames: Communicating Ideas through Film and coordinates the Faculty Interdisciplinary Courses. Previously, he has taught design and theory courses in Macau, Shanghai, and Tokyo.


He holds a BArch from the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, an ir.Arch from The Austrian Chamber of Commerce, and a Master of Arts (Architectural History) from The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. His current Doctoral Study of Technical Sciences at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna focuses on the interdisciplinary fields of film, philosophy, and architecture. This includes Asia’s back alleys, Language-games, and 360-degree films.

His curated exhibition Alleys in Wonderland (PMQ, 2019), a Design Trust Seed Grant awarded VR-project will be displayed at the Hong Kong Pavilion for the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale in 2021. His work has been exhibited in Vienna, London, and Hong Kong among other locations, and has been published internationally. Since 2018, he is appointed as editorial board member of ADATO. He also serves as Communication-intensive Course Peer Reviewer at the Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning HKU and UCL Alumni Mentor in Hong Kong.

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