JONAS BÜCHEL:  Freelancing social worker and cultural manager as well as practicing urbanist, urban curator and community worker, who has lived and worked in the Baltics for nearly 15 years. His work seeks to observe and understand human challenges in collectivity and society’s space in urbanity. He aims to tackle current social challenges by planning and managing projects with communities, municipalities and regional/state institutions. By promoting local change management his is able to strengthen local actors of change and create a sensitive and responsible working atmosphere empowering people and spaces. Civic education and curating urban cultural and art projects are additional tools to create livable and inclusive social environments. Jonas is co-founder and CEO of the Urban Institute in Riga.