Street Space is a collective of doers, thinkers and collaborators, inspired by the power of community.
Phillippa Banister - Founder Director
Phillippa has over a decade of experience in the fields of community led street design, collaborative design, community engagement, mediation and human centred process design. With a deep passion for this area of East London, Phillippa set up Street Space to work with local residents and facilitate more participatory and people-centred approaches to both new and existing streets and spaces. Determined that 'place-making' and 'regeneration' can be done differently, in a meaningful way that truly empowers local people, Phillippa hopes that through the shaping of the 'spaces in between' the buildings, we can create the conditions for everyday interactions and community to flourish.
Phillippa has a Masters in Leadership for Sustainable Development from Forum for the Future, a degree in English and Drama from the University of Birmingham; is a member of the Placemaking Leadership Council and a Fellow at the Royal Society of Arts. You can find more examples of her work here.
Manisha Pandey - Community Engagement Producer
Manisha joined Street Space in 2019 to lead the coordination of the Love Valence Park engagement and activation programme with local residents and partners. Manisha is a creative facilitator and design researcher with particular expertise in community based health and social innovation projects. Manisha has a Masters in Social and Cultural Anthropology from UCL and is passionate about communities and the people within them as a thriving resource and driver for social change.
Atlanta Serwadda - Engagement Associate
Barking resident and Mum, Atlanta is a passionate new graduate, developing an interest in the wider Barking and Dagenham context and community engagement. Atlanta has recently completed an internship with the Policy and Participation team at London Borough of Barking and Dagenham facilitating focus groups on the theme of ‘Life in Barking and Dagenham’ across the borough.
Finlay McNab - Urban Design Associate
Finlay is a qualified and recognised practitioner of Urban Design with 20 years experience spanning the public, private and third sector. Passionate about achieving innovative urban design for more liveable environments, Fin has particular expertise in street design and collaborative design processes - working with local people to develop consensus for change.
Fin is a visiting lecturer at Bath Spa University and a Built Environment Expert for The Design Council CABE.
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