I have a passion for citizen engagement and grassroots initiatives, and I have contributed to various nonprofit organizations and community development projects from around the world (Peru, New Zealand, Kenya, France, United States). I have professional experience working with grassroots initiatives and nonprofit organizations, however, I have also worked on research projects for public authorities and municipalities such as Le Grand Lyon and New Zealand's Ministry of Culture and Heritage.
I apply these learnings and interests to urban environments; my expertise of urban territories range from the collaborative and sharing economies (co-working, co-living, fablabs) to DIY and tactical urbanism (pop-up projects, temporary urbanism, interim design projects). I also promote sustainable urbanism approaches, including urban agriculture, community gardens, up-cycling projects, bicycle sharing, placemaking initiatives, and all other projects that contribute to social and cultural capital while leaving behind a low carbon footprint.
My research and writing skills allow me to deeply analyze urban environments and produce market reports and studies on contemporary urban trends and emerging sectors. I am currently working for a do-tank studying the shared living sector, and we are taking a multidisciplinary research approach to analyzing the trends and opportunities for this market. My curiosity does not end here, however, and I am keen to dive into any other areas involving sustainable urbanism and innovative alternatives to urban living!