Petra Marko

DTT Leader — Shifting Gear, Founding Faculty

Petra is an architect, communicator and enabler of creative projects within the urban realm. She is co-founder of the London-based design and research consultancy Marko&Placemakers, combining creativity with hands-on facilitation and mediation. Following her architecture qualification, Petra completed a Master’s in Creative Entrepreneurship at Goldsmiths, University of London, in order to develop her interest in city making as an entrepreneurial practice. She has been actively promoting research and entrepreneurship through her work and as a member of the RIBA Small Practice Group.

Petra has worked on complex building and masterplanning projects at John McAslan & Partners and managed innovative housing schemes under the auspices of the renowned architect-developer Roger Zogolovitch (Solidspace). She has been a contributor to numerous initiatives including RIBA Guerrilla Tactics, reSITE (Prague) and Urban Transcripts (London and Berlin), and is the author of Together Alone: Architecture and Collaboration – a book exploring the future role of the architect.