I am an experience designer, urbanist, social games maker and artist who works at the intersection of space, culture, social dynamics and facilitation, seeking to create situations where power structures can be momentarily shifted and different forms of presence and dialogue can emerge. With a background in Architecture and Urbanism from the University of São Paulo (FAU-USP) and in Social Entrepreneurship from the International Youth Initiative Program (YIP) in Ytterjarna, Sweden, I have worked mainly in the field of collaborative urbanism, acting as a mediator to co-create more inclusive, imaginative and just spaces. I am fascinated by the power of playfulness, experimentation, theatre and storytelling as radical tools for transformative processes, investigating how these can be used to promote understanding, belonging and diversity.

A project by Karen Martini