Danying Yu is an artist and researcher whose artistic practice is deeply rooted in urban contexts, exploring the intricate interplay between sculpture, critical spatial practice, everyday life, and social resilience. Many of her projects are linked by the idea of ‘makeshift’ (因地制宜 _in Chinese), drawing insights from the resourceful, adaptive, and sometimes precarious tactics people employ within their constrained environments. Her current practice-led research involves participatory fieldwork and examines how sculpture can respond to and reveal the transient spatial expressions of everyday ‘making do’ practices within Chinese urban villages. Danying holds a master’s degree in Sculpture from the Royal College of Art, London, UK (2021) and a bachelor’s degree in Public Art from East China Normal University, Shanghai, China (2019).