Innovation designer and senior design researcher, Future Cities Catapult
Györgyi Gálik is a Ph.D. candidate in Innovation Design Engineering at the Royal College of Art and a senior design researcher at a UK government-funded think tank, the Future Cities Catapult. She has a background in strategic design, social science and environmental health. She has led a variety of projects in North America, Asia and Europe – working in organisations ranging from small startups to large corporations and city governments. Her work mainly focuses on city systems and their resilience, and in particular, how different political narratives shape public perception about air pollution and climate change. She has participated in and given talks at numerous conferences from the United Nations’ 2015 Climate Change Conference COP21 in Paris and TM Forum’s Smart City Conference in Yinchuan to the Healthy Environments Across Generations Conference in New York.
After graduating at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in Budapest, from 2010 onward, she continued her studies in North America and the United Kingdom. She was also one of the concept developers of the award-winning project Hello Lamp Post, which won the first Playable City Award in Bristol and was nominated for the ‘Design of the Year Award 2014’ by the Design Museum in London.