Jenna Witzleben is a designer, strategist, engineer, environmentalist (and more!). She received her undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University, then immediately leaped into the world of design by joining the Products of Design program. She loves to be constantly learning something new and has expanded her experience through working as a researcher and engineer at Eleven LLC., as an exhibition designer at Design Museum Boston, and as an experience designer at R/GA in NYC. Jenna is drawn to exploring the furtherance of human capabilities and resilience, an interest she often associates with her 20 years of dance training. She enjoys being able to hold seemingly contrasting interests and points of views, resulting in work spanning from cyborgism to rewilding.
There is also the issue of the impact on locations of policy changes associated with the process of globalisation. A number of commentators have argued that globalisation has been driven as much by policy decisions as by markets and by technological advances. Decisions such as the deregulation of the financial system in the early 1980s, the reduction in industry protection from the mid 1980s and the adherence to national competition policy in the 1990s have all had considerable spatial consequences that have only reinforced the competitive pressures associated with increased global trade and lower barriers to global communication.