She advises and supports public and private organizations in ambitious development and cultural projects, develops formats for dialogue, and collaborates to implement her own projects for the city. She is particularly eager to communicate perspectives across disciplines and interest groups where misunderstandings often otherwise arise – from ministries to activists.
In 1999, Sally Below founded the office sbca to implement her concepts. It brings together experienced cultural scholars and project managers to plan and organize events and exhibitions with relevant communications activities, and to implement projects.
In 2015, together with CLB Berlin at Aufbau Haus on Moritzplatz in Berlin-Kreuzberg, Sally Below fulfilled her wish to create a space for both her own programs and collaborative efforts with diverse partners and participants from the field of urbanism and other disciplines. As a host, she contributes to international and nationwide exchange on contemporary urban issues. She runs CLB Berlin together with the curator Sven Sappelt. CLB and sbca’s offices are located right next door to each other.
Sally Below also works as a speaker, moderator, and lecturer, and contributes to current discourse in specialist media.
The question of what a good city of the future should look and feel like concerns many people – in politics, among the citizenry, and in administrations, initiatives, and companies. It can only be answered with collective intelligence and the cooperation of all disciplines and participants. Sally Below contributes to this – with strategic consulting, concepts, and practical formats.
In doing so, she does not rely on rote answers, but develops specific ideas – based on the location, her own knowledge, and the experience of her partners and audience – for urban development projects, exhibitions, integrating and inspiring activities, and communicative events.
For the implementation of projects, Sally Below draws on the talents of those at her office sbca as well as partners from various disciplines, including city planners, architects, artists, cultural workers, scientists, and researchers.