Aleksandra Zarek is an architect currently working at stephenson STUDIO in Manchester with previous experience from practices in Berlin, Lisbon and Poland. She was trained at the University of Sheffield (UK) and Tampere University of Technology (FI), where she developed an interest in using architectural and urban design as a powerful tool for social engagement. Her social housing vision for the future was awarded a purchase prize by the City of Lahti in ARA Home 2049 student design competition.
Bringing Back the Social into the Cities: Transformation of the Kortepohja Student Village (Jyväskylä, FI)
as author at Future Architecture Matchmaking Conference, Ljubljana 2016,