Melissa Mean has worked across the arts, urbanism and public participation for over 15 years. She is head of Arts at Knowle West Media Centre, where she leads projects ranging from setting up a pop-up furniture factory to train local people to design and make beautiful and sustainable furniture, to developing new approaches to citizen-led housing. She is chair of the Redcliffe Forum, a community group working on a £100m project to reclaim a dual carriage-way in Bristol and create a design-led affordable housing scheme. Previously she ran the Cities Programme at the think tank Demos, working with cities across the UK and internationally, including Glasgow, London, Helskiki and Barcelona.
Events featuring this speaker
How do we build affordable housing that has citizens at the centre throughout the process? This session provides an introduction to We Can Make, a live R&D programme that explores ways in which citizens can have a greater role in making new homes.