Wendy Lasica works at the intersection of cities and culture. She originally trained and worked as a dancer and choreographer, but also holds a master’s degree in urban planning—and has since established a niche urban planning practice. Wearing this hat, she recently chatted with UK cultural planner Andrew Dixon for Open House Melbourne, spoke at Arts House’s Supper Club on politics and the city, and MC’d the Urban Design forum for Planning Institute of Australia. As an award-winning theatre producer, Wendy has worked with Brian Lipson on A Large Attendance in the Antechamb+er, Berggasse 19—The Apartments of Sigmund Freud and Edmund. The Beginning, and is currently working with Brian and Gideon Obarzanek on a new work for 2016. She has been a director and board member of Next Wave Festival, has chaired funding panels for Creative Victoria, was general manager for Stonnington Symphony and was commissioned by the Australia Council to research a how-to book for emerging artists. In the mid-1980s, Wendy founded The Field in New York.