We’re a multidisciplinary team with a shared passion for taking on societal challenges in education, food systems, urban design, logistics, data, policy, finance, healthcare, governance and organisational culture.


Meet the team ︎ 



Adam Purvis
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Edinburgh

Adam is based in Edinburgh, Scotland and leads projects in this region and provides a supporting role across DM’s work. His focus is on applying the insights and capability of the DM team to the region of Scotland to bring about a full scale transition to a virtuous economy. Additionally he is applying his experience in facilitation and programme design to contribute to the Dark Matter team.
Alberto Hernández Morales
🇳🇱 Delft

Alberto’s work has focused on adapting and applying statistical methods, optimization, econometric and demographic techniques on regional development and policy evaluation for agricultural and natural resources. Alberto trained at Cornell University as a regional scientist and has worked characterizing social and economic systems in Mexico, the United States and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Aleksander Nowak
🇩🇰 Copenhagen

Aleksander Nowak is a strategic designer, researcher, data analyst and an architect, with expertise in data visualisation, spatial and system mappings. His main area of research within Dark Matter Labs and Urbanism and Societal Change Program (KADK, Cph) has been focusing on food systems, biodiversity & finance, and visual methods as participatory tools aiding societal and sustainable change.
Alicia Carvajal Rowan
🇪🇸 Madrid

Alicia is a strategic designer at Dark Matter Labs. An architect by training, after completing her postgraduate studies in Strategies and Technologies for Development (UPM & UCM), she has worked as a Sustainability Consultant in Madrid where she will be supporting Dark Matter’s work in the region.
Alizé De Buck
🇬🇧 East Sussex

Alizé holds Dark Matter Labs financial and operational processes and structures. Having studied Politics & Sociology followed by an MSc in Philosophy of the Social Sciences, she has a love for questioning our underlying social assumptions and how these impact the way we interpret and understand our social and natural environments, something she is looking forward to apply in the financial and operational planning at Dark Matter Labs. She also recently started studying Cognitive Neuroscience part-time to explore the human mind and its interconnection with the different environments that shape it. Before joining Dark Matter Labs, Alizé was overseeing the operations and finances of a leading international Interior Design practice.
Anastasia Mourogova Millin
🇨🇦 Montreal

Anastasia Mourogova Millin co-leads Dark Matter Labs capital and investments. To this role Anastasia brings 18 years of corporate finance experience, strategically supported by her in depth knowledge of the commercial real estate sector. Anastasia most notably helped launch the first Canadian Schedule A impact bank, and under that mandate she oversaw a $1.3-billion existing real estate portfolio as well as brought in $250-million in new loans to B Corps, social enterprises and not for profits. At Dark Matter Labs, in her responsibility as Global Director, Anastasia focuses on building new markets for a portfolio of civic infrastructure, in order to re-imagine the existing systems of capital formation, deployment and value aggregation.

Anna Rosero
🇭🇺 Budapest

Anna has recently graduated from the University of Glasgow with an MA in modern languages and cultures and Business & Management. After working on projects as a researcher, she now primarily focuses on our people processes.

Annette Dhami
🇬🇧 Cornwall

Annette has worked in mission-led organisational and network design for over a decade. This includes the crafting and implementation of organisational practices, processes and infrastructure across finance, teams, strategy, culture, programme design, workspace and more. Her focus is on how we build distributed, democratic, collaborative and beautiful ways of working together fit for the transitions ahead of us.
Arianna Smaron
🇨🇭Basel 🇵🇱 Rzeszów

Arianna is a Product and Visual designer working through digital and physical materials and perspectives. She has experience working with Private and Public Institutions, Art Museums, and Universities. At the same time, she is the Director of the educative program of an experimental school called La Scuola Open Source and part of various collective groups of artists and designers between Italy and Switzerland. Her design is defined through the combination of collaborative and non-linear methodologies and the definition of alternative visual narratives.
Axel Nilsson
🇸🇪 Malmö

Axel is a machine learning engineer and data explorer at Dark Matter Labs. He is focusing on helping to turn ideas into prototypes and leveraging the potentials of AI in suitable contexts. He has studied at EPFL, Switzerland, where he gained experience in fields such as robotics, hardware and software prototyping, design thinking, and machine learning. After some entrepreneurial experiences, he specialised in graph neural networks before joining Dark Matter Laboratories.
Bulent Ozel
🇳🇱 Amsterdam

Bulent is a complex system scientist bridging science, technology, and policy making. He is co-founder of Lucidminds.ai a human centric, hands on data science and AI initiation. He is an advocate of open and collective innovation paradigms. He has published numerous peer reviewed citation indexed articles. As part of his first PhD he was a Fulbright Scholar at School of Computer Science at Carnegie-Mellon University. His works are focused on agent-based modelling and simulation, social network analysis, machine learning, adoption of blockchain technologies, and distributed collaboration.
Calvin Po
🇬🇧 London

Calvin is a strategic designer at Dark Matter Labs. He has worked on alternative development models of public land combining affordable land tenure, planning innovation and distributed DfMA supply chains to encourage development by and for residents, and also deep retrofit at a community scale. Calvin trained as an architect in UCL Bartlett and the Architectural Association, and has worked on mixed-use urban regeneration projects in London and beyond. His personal research is focused on the English planning system’s history, and speculating on new decentralised models for the regulation of the built environment.

Carlotta Conte
🇬🇧 London

Carlotta is an urban researcher and system designer and leads the Design Learning & Insight at Dark Matter Labs. She trained at the Architectural Association and co-founded the multi- disciplinary collective Tak Tak Tak. She focuses on interpreting and narrating the impact of technological and behavioural changes on our ecosystems to push the boundaries of design thinking, experience and knowhow.
Carolina Christiansen
🇵🇹 Lisbon

Carolina is a Brazilian living in Portugal working on financial innovation and design in DML's missions of long-termism and natural assets. Her work and research live in the intersection of climate finance and regenerative economics - with the goal to re-code underlying financial incentives and systems built to host natural capital restoration and preservation. Her background is in financial analysis and capital markets having worked in tech startups and venture capital firms in USA. She recently graduated from Schumacher College (UK) with a Masters in Regenerative Economics where she focused on systems thinking, complexity science and solidarity economics.
Cat Magill
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Edinburgh

Cat’s work focuses on figuring out how to bring things to life. She works in tangible, people-centred contexts, exploring how different perspectives, values and priorities come together in the process of developing and testing new ideas. Her perspective and way of working has been shaped by years of living and working across cultures, contexts and geographies. Before joining DM she co-led a multi-stakeholder data-and-design ‘living lab’ focused on urban innovation and civic participation.
Chae Eun Park
🇩🇪 Berlin

Based in Berlin Germany, Chae Eun supports operations within DM. Previously Chae Eun has worked as a producer and coordinator on various international projects in the Arts & Culture sector in Korea, UK and Europe to bridge cultures and facilitate collaborations. With experience as a Korean-English translator and a published author, she has keen interest in building communities, public policies and structures that aim for transparency and accessibility.
Cherihan Gomes Hassun
🇨🇦 Vancouver

Currently based in Vancouver - Canada, Cherihan is the International Ops & Communication Synergist at Dark Matter Labs. With a business and social impact background from UBC her work lives within the design process from research & ideation to overseeing execution. An award-winning strategist & public-speaker with years of experience in distilling key insights from chaos and crafting impactful brands & design solutions for SPO's. Passionate about systems thinking Cherihan is relentlessly curious, a facilitation guru and organizational enthusiast.
Chloe Treger
🇬🇧 London

Chloe is research and analysis lead for Dark Matter. With degrees in Mathematics and Philosophy from Oxford University and an MSc in Urban Planning and City Design from the UCL Bartlett School of Planning, at Dark Matter Labs she has built up a wide-ranging experience in strategic projects, including innovative approaches to unlocking collective investment in urban civic assets; building narratives to explore regulatory futures and developing experimental pathways towards a technologically enabled next generation system of environmental governance.
Dan Hill
🇬🇧 London

Dan works with residents, businesses, institutions, partners and collaborators on deliverable projects that make fairer, more resilient and friendlier communities and neighbourhoods. He is particularly passionate about genuinely affordable homes, keeping culture and mixed workspace in the city, thriving local centres, bringing nature into everyday life, and demonstrating change in the food system. He's a life-long Londoner.
Dana Balibanu
🇳🇱 Utrecht

Dana is a civic statistician and a researcher, her research area being innovative financial instruments and mechanisms required for transitioning our society into a new era of shared wealth and community engagement. Dana combines academic research experience with modelling experience in financial institutions. She holds a PhD in Mathematics from Utrecht University and has previously worked as a mathematician/quant/data scientist in Dutch banks.
Emily Harris
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Scotland

Emily is a Chartered Accountant and a Fellow of the ICAEW. She also holds an MA in Regenerative Economics (Distinction) from Schumacher College and a BSc in Medical Sciences from Imperial College. She originally trained with Deloitte in London and was a manager in their Big Ticket Restructuring Team during the 2008 global financial crisis. For the last 11 years she has been running her own consultancy business which has taken her all over the world and included a number of international CFO positions. Emily is deeply interested in exploring the subjectivity of economic value creation and how the hierarchical interplay of 'use' Vs 'exchange' value manifests at the systemic level. She is committed to challenging the imagined order or our financial and economic systems, with a focus on the role that the accountancy profession might play in catalysing a transition to a more regenerative economy.
Eugénie Cartron
🇫🇷 Montpellier

Eugénie is a transition-oriented and mission-driven transdisciplinary designer. Trained in development economics, innovation management, public administration, systems thinking with a background in social innovation design and place-based design, her multifaceted journey converges to contribute to systems change with structural innovation. Combining complexity sense making with strategic visioning, in the past her practice and research have explored systems of poverty and deprivation, sustainable and inclusive urban futures or the development of a design-led framework for missions accelerating systems transitions.

Eunji Kang

🇰🇷 Seoul  🇬🇧 London

Eunji is systems change and experimental products lead at Dark Matter Labs. She is currently based in Seoul Innovation Park, South Korea, on behalf of DML and leads projects throughout Europe and Asia regions. Her practice uses visual communication and system thinking to identify complex societal challenges which capture collective intelligence in order to develop strategic pathways for the systems change.

Eunsoo Lee
🇰🇷 Seoul

Trained in cultural studies and urban theory, Eunsoo works at the intersection of humanities and technology, pondering ways to insert critical thought into technological practice and technology into humanities research. At Dark Matter Labs, she combines system thinking and critical analysis to curate narratives on societal challenges and possible interventions. Eunsoo has been involved in diverse research and teaching practices in the past, including an MPhil project on urban space and politics in Hong Kong and projects on digital intimacy, the future of work, and alternative education in the Asian region.
Fang-Jui Chang
🇬🇧 London

Fang is a strategic designer at Dark Matter Labs who graduated from the Royal College of Art with an MA in Service Design. She has worked in a design capacity at both the Taiwanese and British governments plus architecture and design consultancies. Along side these roles Fang has also run courses at democracy and public service innovation related events in Asia, Europe, and North America. The main body of her work focused on digital democracy, public service innovation, citizen engagement, collaborative policy and rule making.
Gurden Batra
🇫🇮 Helsinki

Gurden is a design technologist at Dark Matter Labs and combines different crafts like systems thinking, rapid prototyping, speculative and critical design, data justice and tech materiality together in his practice. He has a background in Computer Science and recently studied New Media Design. Gurden has played multi-disciplinary roles in various industries and different sized companies across US, Europe and India.
Hannah Stewart
🇬🇧 Cumbria

Hannah does impact driven research, project management and making to explore what sustainable futures are possible or probable; using artefacts, public engagement, speculative design and action research. Hannah is passionate about design justice, regenerative economies and enabling systemic change – focused on design interventions that consider the ‘dark matter’ of people and culture as much as data and our made world.
Hyojeong Lee
🇰🇷 Seoul

Hyojeong is a visual communication designer at Dark Matter Labs. Before joining the team, she founded her graphic design studio GRAFIK P.L-F in Seoul, South Korea. She has worked with various organisations related to human rights, feminism, lifelong education, social innovation, climate crisis, and energy transition. With a background in visual information design and contemporary art, she focuses on developing visual identities and system maps to clearly and efficiently communicate complex ideas, missions and strategies.

Iina Oilinki

🇫🇮 Helsinki

Iina has experience working on system transformation projects, climate change solutions and innovation and design processes. An anthropologist by training her thinking is that we need to observe and understand the systems we are working with, be they cities or organizations, to find the best levers for creating the change we desire to see. Iina has worked for two universities, the city of Helsinki and a unique step-change ecosystem called Helsinki Smart&Clean foundation working on models and implementation for system transformation in the area of climate change.

Indy Johar
🇬🇧 London

Indy is a founding Director of 00 and Dark Matter Labs. An architect by training, Indy is a Senior Innovation Associate with the Young Foundation and a visiting Professor at the University of Sheffield. He co-founded Impact Hub Birmingham and Open Systems Lab, was a member of the RSA’s Inclusive Growth Commission. He is a thought leader in system change, the future of urban infrastructure finance, outcome-based investment, and the future of governance.

Ivana Stancic
🇩🇰 Copenhagen

Ivana is a Copenhagen based strategic design partner focused on systems change in urban planning and territorial transition. Her expertise is bridging strategic design and urban planning. To this role she brings more than 10 years research and design lead experience focused on sustainable urban development and future city strategies.

Jack Minchella
🇬🇧 London

Jack is strategic design lead, combining design-thinking, process management & systems strategy. An architect by training, Jack joined the Dark Matter team two years ago and leads on a wide range of strategic research and futures visualisation projects. He has been leading the creation of client-focussed outputs for workshops and senior external partners communication. Jack has extensive experience in social innovation, sustainable urban futures & policy design. As well as co-founding the think-tank In-Between Economies in Copenhagen.

Jason Brown
🇨🇦 Vancouver

Based in Vancouver - Canada, Jason supports and coordinates the internal operations of Dark Matter Labs. A recent International Relations graduate, he is a young and ambitious self-starter who enjoys working in complex environments that require creative innovations, project leadership, and a human centered approach. Jason will be working on our institutional framework, the dark matter of dark matter, that facilitates how we show up as a planetary decentralized organization.
Jenny Grettve
🇸🇪 Malmö

Jenny is a strategic designer at Dark Matter Labs and holds an MA in Architecture from Sweden and Australia but also has degrees in fashion design, design theory and classical music. She has worked with multi disciplinary ideas and the belief that all is deeply connected. A strong focus has been on urban developments from a soft value perspective and she has over the years been involved in extensive urban renewal programs but also writes about societal issues and often contributes at various art exhibitions and workshops.
Jonathan Lapalme
🇨🇦 Montreal

Jonathan holds a Masters of Science in Design and Urban Ecologies at Parsons The New School for Design in New York. He has been working for more than ten years on various types of urban related challenges and innovations, acting either as a strategic designer, entrepreneur, curator, documentary filmmaker, writer or speaker. Jonathan co-instigated a number of organisations and initiatives to address issues such as chronic vacancy, heritage destruction, biodiversity loss, and lack of regulatory infrastructures, to name a few. Lapalme's work has appeared in a number of magazines, newspapers and museums.

Joost Beunderman
🇬🇧 London  🇳🇱 Amsterdam

Joost is an urbanist, writer and researcher. A director at Project00, he has led on a wide range of projects across the 00 network - from urban regeneration to employment space, from civic venturing to outcomes-focused finance for green infrastructure. He was educated at Utrecht University, University of California-Berkeley and the London School of Economics, and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Juhee Hahm
🇰🇷 Seoul

Juhee  is a strategic designer with a mixed background in spatial, communication and experience design. Her projects have taken her from South Korea to the Netherlands, United Kingdom and Kenya. Juhee approaches urban space as a medium built from complex layers that communicate to create multiple levels of experience. With this perspective she explores the themes of supply chain infrastructure, experimentation in civic policy, comprehensive human development frameworks and systemic urban transition.
Konstantina Koulouri
🇬🇧  London

Konstantina is leading research on Natural Capital Innovation: the financialization of Nature, ecosystem services, valuation and Natural Capital Markets. Her work focuses on examining environmental challenges and technological advancements to interpret potential applications for scalable solutions.
Linnéa Rönquist
🇸🇪 Malmö

Linnéa is an architect and strategic designer, committed to drive the intangible infrastructuring in society. With experience from across the planet, she uses systems thinking to understand the root causes of emerging symptoms, such as mental ill-health or nutrition decline, to inform the re-coding of their dark matter.
Lorenza Agosti
🇮🇹 Milan

Lorenza is a strategic designer with experience in the field of transport and mobility with a focus on users interface with the environment and the information delivered, crossing boundaries between architecture, wayfinding and services design. She holds a master's degrees in Sustainable Architecture from the University of Venice, with a dissertation on the role played by the built environment on human health.
Martin Locret
🇫🇷 Paris

Martin is a Paris-based geographer and urban designer whose interests lay in community planning, governance, open democracy and the commons. He has been living and working in the UK and the Netherlands, and is always happy to go places to share experiences and lead comparative work. Martin is either a hands-on, very practical researcher or a rather thoughtful and daydreaming practitioner, depending on who you ask!
Meggan Collins
🇸🇪 Malmö

Trained as an Architect (ARB) and Urbanist at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, Meggan works as a strategic designer at Dark Matter Labs with a strong focus on systemic shifts within urban environments to help build a more sustainable future. As an architect she designs in the threshold between research-based thinking and physical design as a means of dealing with today's societal challenges. Her personal research is focused on urban logistics from the perspective of infrastructure, emerging technologies, and landscapes.
Mihai Chereji
🇬🇧 London

Mihai is a researcher interested in innovative public policy, good governance, and systems change aimed at creating more inclusive, safe and equitable societies and economies. He holds an MPA in Innovation, Public Policy and Public Value from the UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose. Mihai has previous experience working as a software developer in companies operating in fields ranging from design to financial data analytics.
Oguzhan Yayla
🇩🇪 Berlin

Digital systems architect and engineer with experience in building scalable data infrastructures for startups and organisations in different continents. Oguzhan is co-founder of Lucidminds.ai, a complex system design & analysis company for social, economic, and environmental impact. His recent works focus on planet-focused infrastructure design, data privacy, and adoption of blockchain technologies.
Olaf Lewitz
🇩🇪 Berlin

As Trust Artist, Lover and Coach, Olaf helps us explore the dark matter of Dark Matter Labs: synthesising the structures and processing we need to do our work with as much freedom and creativity as possible, improving learning in the organisation and improving the flow of decisions, relationships and value creation.
Oliver Burgess
🇬🇧 London

Oliver is a strategic designer - combining user experience design and systems thinking to work on systems level problems for sustainable urban futures. He has degrees in Engineering from the University of Cambridge and Product Design from the Royal College of Art. He has experience in physical product design and manufacturing engineering - specifically in the areas of a circular economy and zero carbon energy transition - as well as in clean-tech innovation and consulting.

Raj Kalia
🇬🇧 London

Raj is co-lead of Capital and Investments at Dark Matter Labs, and works across different sectors and cities to develop the financial instruments and mechanisms that are needed to build the novel infrastructures required for our cities in the 21st century. His work includes the valuation of analysis of natural capital. With 25+ years of international experience in senior capital markets and asset management roles at global banks, Raj managed over $8.0bn in structured finance securitisations and derivatives. He developed new markets and structured financing and indexed instruments for hedge fund strategies. At Deutsche Bank in New York and London, he helped build the bank's hedge fund financing / origination as European head of Structured Funds & Derivatives Group, in Frankfurt as head of FI Risk Advisory Group. At WestLB, he led the bank's balance sheet hedge fund investment group and CLO securitisations.

Romy Snijders
🇳🇱 Amsterdam

Romy is a multidisciplinary designer using system thinking, design research and speculative design to work towards social and environmental sustainability. She holds a BSc Industrial Design from the Delft University of Technology and a MA/MSc Global Innovation Design from the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London. A very holistic approach is applied in her work, because she strongly believes that everything is interconnected. Romy is passionate about challenging people’s understanding of the world to shape a positive future.

Sofia Valentini

🇳🇱 Amsterdam

Sofia Valentini is based in Amsterdam and has a background in Architecture and Masters from TU Delft and Wageningen in Metropolitan Analysis, Design and Engineering. Her field of work is on urban data analysis, sustainability, spatial strategies and data visualization. She has professional experience in working with GIS databases to analyze spatial data, as well as landscape architecture design. Sofia is driven by the ambition to analyze and solve complex urbanism related problems through the lenses of spatial planning.

Thomas Theodore

🇬🇧 London

Thomas is a writer and musician from East London. He uses his experience in journalism and creative direction to provide support around research, storytelling and legibility. He has a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University and is slowly learning 3D animation.
Tom Beresford
🇬🇧 London

Tom is a public sector researcher and innovation specialist. He has led a range of research, innovation and system change projects, working with providers of public services, charitable organisations, local authorities and international government agencies, across diverse contexts from Doncaster to Sub-Saharan Africa, London to Australia. Tom's work has tended towards place-based approaches, investing in the mobilisation of broad and deep coalitions across services, communities and industries.

Zehra Zaidi
🇬🇧 London

Zehra brings policy, governance and legal/regulatory specialisms. She has 15 years of experience in legal reform, and programmes and policy design in international development working with international and multilateral organisations, as well as sovereign governments. Zehra has also worked as a Senior Adviser to the Rt Hon Andrew Mitchell MP when he was the UK Shadow Secretary of State for International Development and has experience of working across several Whitehall departments. She started her career as a competition and regulatory lawyer for a global law firm. In her spare time, she supports humanitarian work in conflict zones, and projects on social justice and diversity.
We’re a distributed team with presence around the world.

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