CEO & Producer, Urban Practice, Helsinki, Finland
Katja Lindroos (FI) and Ramon Maronier (NL) are founders of Helsinki-based office for city-making Urban Practice Ltd. and producers of Lähiöfest – festival of neighbourhoods. In their work they look for new models of cross-sectoral collaboration and create experiments that aim to empower locality. Ms. Lindroos’ background is in journalism and she has worked as a consultant for companies and a lecturer in academic institutions such as Aalto University. Mr. Maronier has a long career in creative industry and in education, teaching for ex. at Sibelius Academy, and is specialised in cultural and social sustainability.