Justine Boussard is Associate Project Manager at UP Projects working across a range of engagement and learning projects, including theRotherhithe Public Living Roomcompleted in March 2020 and ourNewham Community Broadcastproject for the London Borough of Newham. She is a highly experienced project manager who is used to working in high intensity situations with multiple stakeholders and partners.
Justine’s background is in design and craft, with a keen interest in socially engaged and environmentally conscious practices. Her work encompasses exhibition curation and production, event curation and management and public engagement. A graduate from the V&A/RCA History of Design MA, she has worked for creative consultants and cultural organisations including From Now On, the Royal College of Art and the British Council.
Past projects include curating the Crafts Council touring exhibition Julie Cope’s Grand Tour: The Story of a Lifeby Grayson Perry, and project managing the Design Museum’s exhibition Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier. She is part of the AHRC-funded research network Crafting the Commons, led by the University of Nottingham and Craftspace Birmingham.
In 2019, Justine founded There Project with curator Sarah Turner to address key contemporary issues such as regenerative economics and the climate crisis through the medium of public design interventions. Their first projectNon Pavilion, commissioned by the V&A and co-produced with Studio MiCat and Proud Studio for the London Design Festival 2019, exposed the dangers of growth-driven economics through Augmented Reality storytelling.