Umi Hsu, PhD
Director of Content Strategy
ONE Archives Foundation
Umi is a public humanist and strategic designer with research and organizing agendas for equity in arts, technology, and civic life. Hsu is currently the Director of Content Strategy at the ONE Archives Foundation. Prior to that, Hsu served as the Digital Strategist of the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, where they directed digital and data programs including a virtual tour and a digital archive of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House and Promise Zone Arts cultural asset mapping initiative.
With a PhD in Critical and Comparative Studies in Music from the University of Virginia, Hsu is a sound ethnographer and artist whose practice is driven by inquiries about sound and migratory communities. Hsu is also an adjunct faculty member at ArtCenter College of Design’s Media Design Practices MFA program and University of Southern California Marshall School of Business and has published extensively on digital media, data, and Internet culture. Hsu has received fellowships and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, American Council for Learned Society, Shuttleworth Foundation, and LA Metro and has works presented by the Rubin Museum, Japanese American National Museum, CTM Festival in Berlin, and Tuesday Night Cafe.