Community Project Management & Production
Alongside my design work I have a passion for working with, and within, communities, stemming from a desire to give back and make a sustainable difference.
Since 2011, I have worked on numerous community projects in my local area such as Stirchley Community Market, Created in Birmingham, Pecha Kucha Birmingham and Kopfkino, seeing several through from conception to long-term sustainability.
I use this experience to link-up like-minded individuals to make thing happen together, focused on inspiring others to care about their locality.
I have practical, on-the-ground experience in events production, project and team management, volunteer co-ordination, delegation, marketing strategy and content delivery, fundraising, community engagement, as well as organising and curating exhibitions, speaker-events and workshops.
If you'd like to hire me to produce/project manage an event or project, please get in touch via my contact form.
Design For Social Innovation - I have long wanted to combine my professional design practice with my experience in community projects. The emerging field of Design for Social Innovation fits this brief and I am keen to apply its tenants to my work. I plan to focus my work towards this and am actively looking for a mentor in this field. If you can assist me in this please get in touch!
Stirchley Community Market (July 2011- present)
Stirchley Community Market gives the local community and commuters on their way home from work, an opportunity to find out what Stirchley has to offer. The market is entirely run by local residents on an unpaid voluntary basis, we have a shared aim of making Stirchley a better place to be.
Friends of Stirchley Library (Jan 2017 - present)
Stirchley Library was recently under threat of closure. In response to Birmingham City Council library proposals, the Stirchley community campaigned to keep library services in the library building. The council have agreed to keep the library open, with the support of volunteers in the form of a Friends of Stirchley Library (FOSL) group.
Kopfkino & Community Cinema (Jan 2017 & March 2018)
Kopfkino (literal translation “head cinema”) brings you occasional filmic occurrences to make you think. We invite you to watch a film & support a local cause.
In January 2017 we screened I, Daniel Blake, with a short talk by the B30 Foodbank. The screening raised nearly £400, split between SIFA Fireside (a homelessness charity) and B30 Foodbank.
In March 2018 we will screen Syria's Disappeared: The Case Against Assad, raising funds for Kings Heath Action for Refugees, to help them in their work with refugee settlement in Birmingham. They will be giving a short talk before the film.