Community-centred approaches to foster local resilience
About this event
This 3-hour participatory workshop is open to everyone with a stake in the neighbourhood of Finsbury Park – residents, workers, and others.
The workshop will be facilitated by Irene Manzini Ceinar, a doctoral researcher from University College London working with SPACE4 to create resilient communities.
The Covid-19 pandemic has demonstrated the importance of social infrastructure and affordable spaces to work. We will be looking at the impacts and opportunities that arose during and since the pandemic.
We aim to define how flexible workspaces can support communities and put local people at the heart of decision making.
We will meet to discuss:
- What SPACE4 is and its role in the neighbourhood.
- What activities and support local communities need and how SPACE4 can support these activities.
- Sources of funding and opportunities for local people.
About the facilitator:
Irene Manzini Ceinar is an urban designer with a background in architecture and urban planning. She studied Architecture at the Politecnico of Milan, and subsequently, she attended an MRes in Inter-disciplinary Urban Design at the Bartlett School of Planning, UCL. Since September 2019, she is an Economic and Social Research Council-funded PhD student at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. Her current research focuses on local and community-led coworking spaces by examining the location patterns and urban effects at the neighbourhood scale and exploring their role in the socio-economic development of suburban areas both in terms of urban spaces and social practices, especially during Covid-19.
Along with the research, she has held teaching positions at the Bartlett School of Planning UCL, Politecnico di Milan, and the London South Bank University, along with roles as a researcher for the Hackney Council, and the Civic Design Group developing project of community engagement and co-design processes.
“I’ve spent years visiting and studying coworking spaces across the world, from Milan to New York. I’ve rarely come across one that has such a strong community and links with the surrounding area as SPACE4″