Caitlin Lee’s creative research practice weaves themes of rust-belt urbanism and collective agency. Her writing and the engagement tools and strategies she develops employ aspects of design, public policy, investigative reporting and popular education. The results aim to engage stakeholders in regional policy initiatives related to our built environments. Her background in community organizing, environmental science and architecture informs her philosophy and approach.
Caitlin’s work has appeared in The Atlantic’s CityLab, The Riverfront Times, The St. Louis American, as well as a number of small batch publications. Local organizations and national publications have featured her reports. Urban Poverty and Designing Creativity courses at Washington University incorporate her publications into class syllabi.
As part of an 18 month-long study, Caitlin researched low-income housing, development incentives, political donor networks, and the landscape of segregation in the St. Louis region. She now resides in the Seattle region.
Caitlin’s practice also includes consulting on strategy, communications, and information design. She’s worked with a host of clients, including community coalitions, campaings, small non-profits, statups, unions, and a farm.
Caitlin holds a Bachelor of Design in Architecture and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Earth Science from Washington University in St. Louis (2015).
CV avaible upon request.