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Sem Lee

Born in Jeonju, South Korea

Lives & works in London, UK


Sem Lee a designer and urban researcher focused on understanding how our environments shape us and exploring the effects of space on health and wellbeing. 

They founded 
OURI Labs in 2022 an interdisciplinary research lab dedicated to finding out how we can build our cities in a way to better serve the community and planet.

Sem has experience project and programme managing projects in diverse sectors across corporate communications, sustainability, interior architecture and service design and now is working in the intersection between the built environment, public health and innovation design. 

They are a member of a local community land trust (Forest CLT), producing and programme managing public engagement work throughout 2021-2022.


Outside of voluntary work, they are currently working with Connected Places Catapult to measure the impacts of possible solutions to make homes healthier for the ageing population and has recently completed a masters in Health, Wellbeing and Sustainable Buildings from the Bartlett, UCL.


2021 - SALUS Healthy City Conference
- The importance of community as an extension of the domestic space.


2022 - SALUS Healthy City Conference

- Future of housing - Collaborative affordable housing and the value of participation to improve the long-term health and wellbeing of citizens.


Amanda Ramasawmy

Connected Places Catapult

Forest CLT
Quality of Life Foundation


The Good Thing
Waltham Forest Community Hub


Community Land Trusts & Health Advisory Panel (Hosted by London CLT, part of a wider programme funded by Guys & St Thomas' Hospital)


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