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Co-design Management Team

Anna Bielak-Dworska - Project Coordinator
Anna Bielak-Dworska - Project Coordinator

Founder of the Stable Foundation and the leader of the organization. She has an interdisciplinary background, as she studied economics, psychology in business, coaching and training studies as well as creative writing. She is responsible for the program of building the international community for better regeneration, especially for the Palace and Park Complex in Siemianowice Śląskie. She has a special interest in the field of regeneration, social innovation and heritage.

Agata Nowak - Researcher
Agata Nowak - Researcher

Transdycyplinary artist and researcher, connecting liberal arts, critical studies and user experience design. MA in psychology and MFA in visual arts (Research-led program at HEAD in Geneva), now Phd candidate in cultural studies. For over 9 years now I have been developing art programs and socially engaged initiatives, while practicing design skills in business and IT environment. I share knowledge as academic lecturer and an expert in UX research and usability testing (SWPS University).

Martyna Bielak - Students Mentor
Martyna Bielak - Students Mentor

Martyna is a service designer with an industrial design background. She is experienced in research, service design practices and recreation areas and playgrounds design. Martyna works for Designit, the global design strategy firm where she focuses on understanding customers’ context, business needs and technological potential to transfer these into the most desirable, viable and feasible experiences. She is passionate about exploring changes in the regeneration processes.

Paweł Nowak - PL Team Leader
Paweł Nowak - PL Team Leader

Paweł is the founder and main coordinator of WUD Silesia conference – the biggest non-profit UX conference in Poland. He is also a lecturer and mentor at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Katowice and co-founder of Useful Knowledge school. Leader of Polish Team in "Co-design your place" project, implemented under the Erasmus + program, Action 2: Strategic Partnerships. Cooperation for innovation and exchange of good practices.

Astrid Lundsgaard - DK Team Leader
Astrid Lundsgaard - DK Team Leader

With a bachelor of science in Design and innovation and a current study of a master of arts in learning and innovative change I have experience in the field of enabling innovative solutions to do actual change in the world. My education provides an eye for the technical solutions but with the people at center and key. I am project lead at the organisation Student & Innovation House of “Co-design Your Place”. I have years of experience in developing and structuring youth organisations.

Silvia Grimaldi - Program Mentor
Silvia Grimaldi - Program Mentor

Silvia Grimaldi is Course Leader of the MA Service Design and Postdoctoral Research Fellow on the Pharma Factory project (H2020) at London College of Communication (LCC), University of the Arts London (UAL). Her research focuses on the role of narrative in users’ interpretation of product experience, design fiction and service design as tools for public engagement, surprise within product experiences, service design, and service design pedagogy.

Javiera Godoy - GB Team Leader
Javiera Godoy - GB Team Leader

Javiera is an architect who focuses on community engagement and research. She is a Knowledge Exchange Facilitator for the MA Service Design course at London College of Communication and collaborating with UAL on the project LCC Service Design Lab (SDXlab). Her work explores innovative urban pedagogy creating spaces, methods and tools for non-built environment practitioners to be actively part of urban processes related to transformations of our neighbourhoods and cities.

Chris To - Administrative Support
Chris To - Administrative Support

Co-design Students Team