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Jonathan Lapalme


Jonathan Lapalme is the principal at Les Interstices, a strategic design atelier based in Montreal, and the initiator and co-founder of Entremise, a non-profit organization specializing in temporary and transitory uses for vacant buildings. He holds a Masters of Science in Design and Urban Ecologies from Parsons The New School for Design in New York and has been working for nearly ten years on the design of processes and strategies related to different urban issues. Jonathan has also led the creation of a collaborative web platform to identify vulnerable sites with Heritage Montreal, directed a documentary on the housing crisis in New York for the Uneven Growth exhibition at MoMA and MAK, and worked with the Street Vendor Project to explore the role of street vendors in increasing urban resilience during times of crisis. As a consultant, he contributed to several strategic initiatives related to the smart city, circular economy and the right to the city. Jonathan is also co-curator of an international symposium on landscape architecture for the upcoming World Design Summit in 2017. In 2016, Jonathan was named one of 50 influential Quebecers by Urbania Magazine.

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