Originally from Israel, Julia Grinkrug holds a Master of Architecture in Urban Design from the Harvard GSD. She is an architecture designer and urbanist, focusing on social and cultural awareness in architectural education through community building practices, interdisciplinary connections and civic engagement. Her experience in social interest design and youth empowerment include working with Designing Justice + Designing Spaces, on projects such as Five Keys Mobile, Pop Up Resource Village and mentoring at SF NOMA summer camp Project Pipeline. Her recent research is centered on the contested nature of the shoreline through the lens of transient live-aboard communities, which was developed as part of Creative Cities Working Group and included in Bracket [On Sharing], 2019. Julia has also worked in local architecture firms such as Fletcher Studio and Anne Phillips Architecture, and previously was a design-lead at Schwartz Besnosoff Architects in Israel.