Julia Nakanishi is a designer and researcher based in Toronto, Canada. Her work explores architectures of degrowth and community-informed design. Julia’s M.Arch thesis research focused on design through adaptive re-use in Japan's depopulating rural regions and the ways in which architecture can mediate relationships between communities and place. Julia holds a Master of Architecture and a Bachelor of Architectural Studies from the University of Waterloo, and has worked at international design firms including Atelier Bow-Wow in Tokyo, Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) in New York City, NL Architects in Amsterdam and PUBLIC WORK and Lateral Office in Toronto. Julia is currently a Designer at Office Ou.