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Dagmara Bienkowska is a native of Poland, in central Europe. After studying geography, she decided to focus her efforts on combining her two passions, architecture and the design of public spaces. However, the approach she advocated differed from that favoured by most professionals in her field. She was less interested in the static elements that shaped the places she worked on than she was in the people who lived there.

With the help of two partners, Dagmara Bienkowska founded a development consulting company to help revitalize declining rural economies. As a consultant, she bases her work on social values and has long discussions with the local people to find out about the challenges and problems they are facing. By focusing her development efforts on rural traditions and cooperative efforts, Dagmara Bienkowska is able to give a second life to towns where the economy is on the brink of oblivion.