caitlinpontrella

Caitlin Pontrella

Caitlin is an experiential entrepreneur and architectural designer based in Seattle, Washington, with projects all across the United States focused on getting people up, out, and playing! She has worked closely with a wide range of clients, across the public, private, and non-profit sectors, to realize playful initiatives that positively impact the city and its inhabitants.

Want to know WHY PARKOUR? 

Educational Programming | Event Activation | Community Building | Public Art | Landscape Design | Temporary Installation 

Contact

Caitlin@StudioMadefor.com | 973.768.2915

CURRENT PROJECTS

Executive Director | Parkour Visions
Parkour Visions is a 501(c)3 non-profit committed to sharing the ethos, philosophy, and practice of parkour through educational programming, design, and advocacy.  Parkour is a discipline that teaches physical, emotional, and social strength through movement challenge and play.  It is for all ages, abilities, creeds, and colors.  

Owner | Studio Madefor 
A design think-tank with a focus on ludic, experiential and interactive design

Founder & Director The Art of Retreat
Annual Education & Leadership Conference for Parkour

Founder & Director North American Women's Parkour Gathering 
Annual gathering and programming for women practitioners

Transition Adviser | United States Parkour Association
USPK Is the national governing body for Parkour in the United States of America.

Curator The Movement Library 
Online database of physical and outdoor games for use by educators and coaches.

PAST PROJECTS

Co-founder, past partner | The Movement Creative
A social enterprise dedicated to improving the lives of others through movement education and programming. 

SPEAKING

2013 TEDx Talk (6:52m)
"Transforming Work into Play: Why Parkour?"

2016 THEY SAID Interview  & Podcast (26:02m)
"Play, Parkour, and our Public Spaces."

2014 FEAST ON GOOD Talk (7:51m)
"Rethinking Exercise: From Work to Play through Parkour."

2017 JUMPFEST Talk (2:02)
Why we should stop designing parkour parks, and start designing for play in our public spaces

MEDIA & PRESS

2018 CHANGE MAKERS Interview
On Parkour, play, risk, and design.

2017 FORBES Interview & Commentary
"Inside The Creative Battle To Lead The Core Of Parkour"

2016 MPORA Commentary on Women in Parkour
"Women in Parkour | How Freerunning Helps You See the City in a Whole New Light"

2014 Parkour Project Photo Editorial
Photo editorial by Anya Chibis on Women in Parkour

2013 VERTICAL FLOOR MAGAZINE Interview
"Equal Work, Equal Play"


Honors & Selected projects

2017 | Speaker at the US Play Conference
2017 | Black Rock City Honorarium Finalist for Art Installation, with Studio Madefor
2016 | Governors Island Seasonal Public Space Installation, with Movement Creative
2015 | Governors Island Seasonal Playground Installation, with Movement Creative
2014 | Speaker at the FEAST on Good Conference
2013 | Speaker at TEDxBrooklyn