Maja Lalić is an architect and expert in gender equality and climate change. Described by The New York Times as Belgrade’s “most cutting-edge homegrown architect”, Lalić is also the founder and creative director of Belgrade’s Mikser collective and Mikser Festival dedicated to sustainable and circular culture. As an urban designer educated at Columbia University in New York, Maja advocates for participatory urban practices and nature-based solutions in cities. She is collaborating frequently with UN Women and UNDP on projects connecting social inclusion with actions against climate change and circular economy. She is the initiator of the regional platform Young Balkan Designers, an activist of the international initiative Blue Green Solutions and a co-founder of Women Architects Association in Serbia. Under Maja’s leadership, Mikser organization received European Citizenship Award 2016 for Social Campaign of the Year by European Civic Forum, as well as Contribution to Europe Award by European Movement International.
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