Head of Inclusive Infrastructure and Climate
Themes: Inclusive Design
At GDI Hub, Mikaela is Head of Inclusive Infrastructure and Climate. In this role, Mikaela works at the intersection of inclusion, sustainability and climate change, particularly focusing on inclusive and resilient cities. Mikaela is research lead on the AT2030 Inclusive Infrastructure sub-programme. Over a period of four years, the sub-programme has conducted 6 global case studies to develop insights on inclusive design in cities in various settings such as Mongolia, India, Sierra Leone and Colombia. Mikaela is based in Barcelona but also spends time in London and in the field.
Mikaela is a researcher and architectural designer with a background in health, innovation and architecture. A trained architect, prior to joining GDI Hub Mikaela worked as a Research Associate at the Helen Hamlyn Centre of Design looking at the process of designing and constructing buildings for later life care and with Stema Health on community-led solutions to improving health in low-resource settings. Mikaela also has experience working in architectural practices in Spain and China; and with fieldwork on global health around the world such as maternal health in rural Kenya and adolescent mental health in urban South Africa.
Mikaela’s publications can be found here: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Mikaela-Patrick