Chris Laing is an Architectural Designer, Activist, Consultant, Founder Of Signstrokes and will be establishing Deaf Architecture Front. He is keen to facilitate engagement between the Deaf community and the spatial and architecture practice industry - hoping to see greater opportunities for the field of architecture to benefit from Deaf peoples’ perspective in the near future. He has been working at Haworth Tompkins since 2017 as a Part 1 and recently became a Part 2 Architectural Assistant. Chris studied Architecture at Kingston University and Interior Architecture and Design at UCA. He completed his MA at the Royal College of Art for his Part 2, where he was nominated for the Spatial Justice Award for his Thesis Project in 2021 . His research interests include Deaf Space and how to build bridges between Deafness and Architecture.