Karen Wong is the Deputy Director of the New Museum, NYC. She cofounded the initiatives IDEAS CITY which explores the future of cities with the belief that art and culture are essential to our metropolises, and NEW INC, the first museum-led incubator for art, technology and design. She was the managing director of David Adjaye Associates from 2000-2006 and supports emerging architects in her role as a board member of + Pool and often writes on culturally impactful projects. She sits on the boards of Rhizome, a platform for emergent artistic practices that engage technology and chairs the advisory board of National Sawdust, a nonprofit music venue located Williamsburg. She was honored in 2010 by Apex, a mentoring and education program for underserved Asian youth and sits on their board.