Daniel Elkin is a researcher and designer specializing in spatial agency research and agency driven design. He is Assistant Professor and Deputy Discipline Leader of the Department of Environment of Interior Design at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Educated at Cranbrook Academy of Art (MArch) and the University of Cincinnati (MArch, BSArch), Mr. Elkin’s multidisciplinary career spans between architecture, product design, art, and activism. Since moving to Hong Kong, Elkin established a research focus in spatial agency, contributing to scholarly publications and agency-driven design work. He served as the Cubic Journal Design Making issue first editor, as the fabrication supervisor for the School of Design’s 2020/21 Venice Biennale contribution and is the founder of the HomeWise Research and Design housing data gathering platform. His recent work studies the unique development conditions of Tai O Village in a spatial agency living lab format.