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Moving back to Hong Kong after graduation, she soon became connected to a new underground music platform: Mihn 宀 Club. From June 2018, Mihn started bringing electronic music talents from all over the world to play in its Sheung Wan space. Committed to a dynamic roster of programming, Mihn welcomes people of different backgrounds to gather and be free. In October 2019, Laura became the curator of Mihn 宀 Gallery, a pop-up art space providing an autonomous platform for emerging artists to exhibit and sell their work.
Zhang specifically sought out artists whose work spoke to her sensibilities, including linework drawings riffing off beloved Hong Kong films by Iris Yung, 35mm quotidian street photography by Gideon de Kock, and earlier this year, a group exhibition of breakout women artists themed as Stardust. Collaborating with a range of creators, she revels in the possibilities of different interactions; when other people are involved, she notes, anything becomes possible. She credits her friends and the Mihn community for inspiring her to brainstorm more intentional ways for people to congregate. In March, Zhang and a group of collaborators, including Curvasian founder Bertha Chan and DJ Misty Penguin, launched Puurr, a new collective celebrating femininity in any form. Carving out a space by women for women in the city’s nightlife, they’re planning events that centre on inclusivity and open dialogues.