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Ideas on making space for as wide a range of users as possible. On enabling participation in public life. On addressing inherent conflicts. On manifesting the possibilities and the joy of living together in a city.

Portfolio

Child in the City
The Companionable Bench
Is it Play?
Look Out
Designing Empathy
London Works
Our Street
A Car-free London?
A Street To Draw On
Fairer Futures
Toward New Spitalfields
Inside Out
An Exchange of Views
Peripheral Vision
Home Comforts on the Move
The Proprietor
The Extended Bauhaus
The Moving Corridor
Let's Talk About Darmstadt Pt II

In Progress

About

I am a spatial practitioner focusing on participatory strategies. I am interested in the city as a meeting place: in how its public spaces provide opportunities for exchange, and how design processes can allow residents and other inhabitants to learn about others, forge new partnerships, and have a hand in directing the environmental changes affecting them.

I understand design as not a primarily aesthetic discipline, but one that also facilitates bridge-building and communication. I combine research and academic teaching with spatial practice, having delivered projects at all scales from bench to masterplan for a wide range of complex client bodies including many local authorities.

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