Jekaterina Lavrinec is an urban researcher, participatory artist and educator in urban studies. She is a co-founder of, an urban games and research lab (since 2007) that serves as an interdisciplinary platform for cultural innovations, non-formal learning and promotes participatory urban culture by launching creative communities’ initiatives in underused urban spaces. As an associate professor at Vilnius Gediminas Technical University she is a co-founder of the Creative Industries programme, where she teaches courses in urban studies and creative communication in public spaces. Since 2012 she has been curating an annual arts and research week for urban interventions in public spaces “priARTink!” (pARTicipate). In her art and research activities she focuses on the issues of the perception of urban environment, user experience in public space, temporal urban solidarities and cooperation. Some of the examples of her work can be found here: