Jia Weng is an architectural designer, urbanist, and researcher. She is currently completing her doctoral studies in architectural history and theory at Yale University. In her theoretical practice, Jia has partaken in many competitions and exhibitions, including the Jacques Rougerie Competition (First Prize), the Venice Architecture Biennale, and the Infrastructural Territory Exhibition at OCAT Shanghai Gallery. Her research examines how conditioned air has influenced architectural design and architectural culture in the early 20th century. She investigates buildings but also valves, windows, bubbles, sealants, and membranes around the world.