On June 9, KISD will welcome two speakers for its series of the KISDtalks: from TU Berlin Klara Lindner, and from Hong Kong PolyU King Chung Siu. They will provide students with insights into the realms of "energy“ and "placemaking“, a people-centered approach to the planning, design and management of public spaces. Klar Lindner works at TU Berlin. In her Ph.D. project, she analyzes systems of micro-energy, in particular with regard to its usage in less-developed regions. Lindner has both an education in Engineering and in Design Thinking, the latter from Hasso-Plattner-Institute Potsdam. Her talk picks up the current discussion about sustainability, and "going green" with regard to economics, energy, and design. King Chung Siu is Program Leader of the BA Art and Design in Education Program at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, School of Design. He is an art & design commentator and curator, and is actively involved in arts policy in Hong Kong. Since Hong Kong was last year stage for the so called "umbrella revolution," Siu's talk about "public spaces" and "illegal placemaking" will certainly refer to this issue as well.