Larissa Begault is an architect and urbanist. She completed her degree in architecture at the Architectural Association in London. Her work in urbanism was initiated in Santiago, Chile where she worked for an emergency housing organization, Latin American, African and Asian Social Housing Service (SELAVIP), this was further complemented by participating in an urban research project in Havana, Cuba focussed on a community lead environmental project for economic and social development. She then practiced as a Lead Designer for three years in London, at Feilden Fowles Architects, a studio driven by sustainable design practices, primarily working on educational projects. She graduated in 2015 from the MA Theories of Urban Practice at Parsons The New School For Design where her work focused on concepts of belonging and alternative notions of citizenship that engender more just, representative and participatory democracy. Her current endeavours aim to develop alternative urban practices that challenge the systemic exclusion of the public in urban processes.