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Friday, October 13 • 10:45 - 12:00
Short Talks: Community Process

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From embracing serendipitous encounters to resolving paradoxes to arts-based brainstorming techniques, this session of short presentations is all about engaging communities in new ways.


Place to Meet Friends in Mexico City
Guillermo Bernal (Mexico City, Mexico)

Smart Cities Can Still Be Dumb
Adam Green (San Francisco, CA, USA) 

Empowerment in Public Space
Leonardo Brawl Márquez (Porto Alegre, Brazil)

Big Change by Small Encounters: Field Notes from Placemakers
Païvi Raivio (Helsinki, Finland)

From Trash Alley to Alley Garden
Emilie Roell (Yangon, Myanmar)  

Reimagining Public Spaces through Ping Pong
Renée Miles Rooijmans (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

What Can Placemakers Learn from Paradox Scholars?
Ieva Rozentale (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

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Philip Winn

Vice President, Project for Public Spaces
Philip Winn is a Vice President at Project for Public Spaces and core team member for the Southwest Airlines Heart of the Community program. He has helped develop, design, manage, and implement multiple “Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper” projects at PPS including Belle Isle Summer Saturdays... Read More →

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Guillermo Bernal

Founder & Director, Lugares Públicos
Guillermo is the founder of Mexico City base Lugares Públicos, He obtained the degree on Master of Science in Urban Studies from the University of Brussels, University of Vienna, University of Copenhagen and the Complutense University of Madrid. He is partner in México for PPS in... Read More →
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Adam Green

Founder, Public Recreation
As a passionate urbanist and project lead for Rebar Group and the Exploratorium, Adam has worked with a broad range of disciplines to realize projects of all scales existing at the intersection of art, science, design, and education to make cities more emotionally and socially sustainable... Read More →
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Leonardo Márquez

Co-founder, TransLAB.URB
I’m a musician, social activist and also a architect & urban planner, co-founder of TransLAB - Research Institute for Social Innovation, developing projects inside of TransLAB.URB, a group focused on urban research, mapping, gentrification, occupations, hacker urbanism, urban acupuncture... Read More →
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Päivi Raivio

Urban Designer, Placemaker, Founding Partner, RaivioBumann, Parkly
Päivi Raivio is an urban designer, artist and placemaker. She is a Placemaking Europe Leader.Päivi is the co-founder of RaivioBumann and Parkly - two companies which operate in Helsinki but also work internationally.RaivioBumann is a creative studio for placemaking, urban co-creation... Read More →
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Emilie Roell

Founder & Co-Director, Doh Eain
Emilie Röell is a development consultant and social entrepreneur based in Yangon since 2013. An anthropologist by training, she is interested in creating solutions that make use of and preserve cultural and natural capital while creating sustainable community impact. Emilie is the... Read More →
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Renée Miles Rooijmans

Co-founder, frida&frank
Renée Miles Rooijmans, anthropologist and gardener, originally from the Netherlands, is one of the founders of frida&frank. She is currently involved in several placemaking projects in Vancouver with a focus on seasonal effective design. Renée has previously set up placemaking... Read More →
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Ieva Rozentale

Co-founder, nēbetjā
Ieva is the co-founder of placemaking team "nēbetjā" and a researcher at Amsterdam Business School. Ieva's professional experience and interests combine strategic management, particularly in beyond-profit settings, with topics related to creativity, design, and urban planning... Read More →

Friday October 13, 2017 10:45 - 12:00 CEST
PDZ Floor 2: Grote Zaal (Great Hall) Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands