Sally Below is an urbanist, curator, consultant to ministries, municipalities and institutions, and designer of sustainable urban development processes.

Sally Below’s work focuses on transformation processes in cities and neighborhoods, research on urban society, and exhibitions and discourse formats that constructively address current developments in this context and enrich them with approaches to solving complex issues. One focus is the cooperative (re)design of thinking spaces and real spaces.

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    In 1999 Sally Below founded the office sbca, where an experienced team takes care of the realisation of projects, the planning and organisation of discourses, exhibitions and events as well as accompanying communication measures. The office also works with partners from a broad transdisciplinary network and often takes the initiative in putting project ideas into practice.

    Sally Below teaches, among other things, at the TU Berlin in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning and is a member of the German Association of Journalists, VorOrt e.V., SRL, F├Ârderverein Baukultur, the German Association for Housing, Urban Development and Spatial Planning, the Association of Friends and Sponsors of the Stadtmuseum Berlin and the Society of Friends of the German Museum of Architecture DAM, as well as a founding member of the Stadtbodenstiftung Berlin.

Approach

The basis of Sally Below’s work is not a classical toolbox, but a knowledge box. Experience and knowledge from a variety of urban processes in a wide range of constellations enable her to look at developments from different perspectives and to find new answers to upcoming questions.

 

Using a process methodology adapted to the situation and constellation and incorporating the experience and knowledge of her (contact) partners and addressees, effective ideas and concrete concepts for urban development processes and measures, exhibitions as well as integrating and inspiring actions and events are developed. Depending on the project, experts from the network join in.

 

Sally Below is also active as a consultant, speaker and in teaching. She contributes to current discussions in specialized media.

 

The shaping of the upcoming transformation processes in our
urban society and our urban environment needs open and unconventional open-minded and unconventional methods and procedures, the appreciation of the qualities of what already exists, and the cooperative
rethinking of what needs to change.