Iva Marčetić was born in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1982. She holds a Masters degree in Architecture and urban planning from the school of Architecture, University of Zagreb. As an architect, she is interested in building networks between activists, planners and grassroots initiatives in an effort to democratise the process of planning and shift the narrative produced in schools, institutions and the practices of architecture and planning that lead to the commercialisation of public space and infrastructures and the gentrification of cities. For years she has also been researching and working on the right to housing issues in terms of research and collective action. She is part of the organisation Right to the City from Zagreb, where she lives and works.