I’m a freelance project manager and community organiser specialising in renovating and rejuvenating spaces for public use.
I adapt existing spaces for better community use to reverse the economy’s tendency to isolate, divide and marginalise us.
I’ve managed major building projects including the £3.2m renovation of Mary Ward education and legal centre, a 20,000 square foot events and exhibition space in central London and a bar carved out of an old boiler room in Berlin.
While not managing construction projects I’ve managed planning, operations and finances as company director of Ugly Duck and won grants from local government, European and charitable sources for arts and community projects. I’ve organised major launch events and built, commissioned and managed a range of digital tools and campaigns for pressure groups.
I love to learn new skills and gain knowledge that I need to get things done. So far I’ve needed video making, web design, computer programming, French, German and business planning as well as the ones that come free with careful thought. I’m looking forward to needing others.
I’ve recently returned from Lisbon adding Portuguese to the list of languages I’d be happy to renovate a building or organise an event in, having spent the spring here as part of the European Young Entrepreneurs Programme.
I’m now working with Outlandish, a digital worker co-op which is a founding partner of the CoTech network, to set up Space4, an incubator, co-working and events space supporting progressive digital organisations and co-operatives.