Sarah Mineko Ichioka

Sarah Mineko Ichioka Founding Director of Desire Lines

Sarah Mineko Ichioka is a strategist, urbanist, curator and writer. She is Founding Director of Desire Lines, a Singapore-based consultancy for environmental, cultural, and social-impact organizations and initiatives. In previous roles, she has explored the intersections of cities, society and ecology within leading international institutions of culture, policy and research, including Singapore’s National Parks Board, La Biennale di Venezia, LSE Cities, NYC’s Department of Housing Preservation & Development, as Director of The Architecture Foundation (UK) and Co Director of the London Festival of Architecture. Her book Flourish: Design Paradigms for Our Planetary Emergency (2021), is co-authored with Michael Pawlyn. Ichioka has been recognized as a World Cities Summit Young Leader, one of the Global Public Interest Design 100, a British Council / Clore Duffield Cultural Leadership International Fellow, and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects. She holds degrees from Yale University and the London School of Economics & Political Science.