Lina Bondarenko is an architect, urban researcher, and speculative designer based in San Francisco, CA. She currently consults in product design as an urban planner at Ideo and as an urban designer at Gehl Studio. Prior to this, she worked as an architectural designer at Bjarke Ingels Group and REX, designing high profile projects for institutions such as Google, Smithsonian, Telus, and Mercedes Benz, on residential, cultural, commercial, and urban projects. She thrives when iterating in sketch ideation, contextual urban research, spatial modeling, diagramming systems, and graphic narratives. She loves leading a team to uncover a project’s vision as much as zooming in to solve a programmatic puzzle and materialize a built space. In 2017, she co-founded Patternist , an augmented reality platform for urban pattern recognition, and lived in Moscow to participate in Strelka, an inter-disciplinary postgraduate think tank, speculating on the future design of computation, urbanism, and geopolitics. In 2013, she co-founded international design collective afoam. She is most driven when collaborating in a diverse team, designing a future with ambitious goals that exceed what initially appears possible.